3200 HUF - student, teacher, retired
Trafó Passes are accepted
’How can the news of someone’s death be convincingly communicated on the stage? Putting the illness and death of a loved one into words is not easy. The theme is an epic one, though it does have absurd and surreal aspects, which can be helpful. On the other hand, it is too personal. Why would I burden the audience with this? I need to clarify to myself why I want to put this on the stage.
The pain has eased, the memories have faded, life rushes on, I am with him every day, with his absence I mean. This is how it has been for twenty years. Nevertheless, the impossibility of this challenge niggles at me. Last summer, all of a sudden, when I was out jogging, I had a flash of writer’s inspiration: the dramaturgical journey that the cruel illness takes the patient on. I couldn’t resist it. Then pretty soon this idea had me in house arrest. I couldn’t go out until I had found the right words. I had never spent so much time searching for a sentence, for a question, for an answer. ’How can the news of someone’s death be convincingly communicated on the stage? Hidigow? Widigould idigit widigork?’ (Andrea Pass)
This play was written with the support of the István Örkény Playwriting Grant.
The performance is a production that has won the Staféta (The City of Budapest’s Programme for Talented Youth).
With special thanks to Anna Lengyel and Tamás Ascher.