BÉLA PINTÉR AND COMPANY: Our Secrets

3200 HUF / student 2600 HUF
In Hungarian / 18+

“None of us is perfect, and each one of us has their own secrets, no doubt. None of us is flawless... But we are sane fanatics of reality, living a treadmill of good compromises.” Comrade Pánczél

One part of the two-layered drama by Pintér Béla is such an exposure of Hungary’s near past that is badly missing not only from the theatre stage but also from public life: it is about the informers and about those on whom their reports were made, and it by telling about individual tragedies reveals how the Communist regime as a whole was then operated.
 
“Pintér’s drama is about those who, however hard they tried, in our case by joining in with the folkore dance movement in Hungary, could not escape the Communist rule’s machinery; who despite any personal efforts could not flee the machinery that overwhelmed all – families, love affairs, individuals and, in the final analysis, societies. The drama is also about those who volunteered to serve this machinery so as to take revenge or due to their ideological brainwash or seeking to grab powers or by way of opportunism; who were not aware that the graves they were digging for others, would, finally, turn out to be their own, too.”_Bálint Kovács_egyfelvonás
 
“Getting deep into the subconscious of a pedophile’s schizoid mind or presenting the most sincere gestures in absurd life situations of families falling apart, while introducing a brand new slant on the world of informers in Hungary’s near past during Communism – coming up with a precise description of an era that lately passed away yet has left its traces still to be seen today, and, in so doing, delicately fading in and out between Hungarian folklore music and hits of the 70s and 80s, too, in a manner that the 2-hour performance with a plot with its tightly interwoven story-lines will make you feel like laughing out loud at one time, and feel excruciating pains at another, with none of the details of the story tale curtailed, nonetheless – this is something that can exclusively be done in Hungary today by playwright-director Béla Pintér. 
 
Our Secrets will make you suffer as well as have fun, meanwhile, it inspires so many thoughts that you wind up, even days after the performance you saw, still thinking back seeking to indulge in re-living the interrelations in the play plot and to decipher the play’s symbology.”_Éva Szilléry_Magyar Hírlap
 
CAST

Balla Bán István Zoltán FRIEDENTHAL
Dr Szádeczky Elvira, Pánczél elvtárs Eszter CSÁKÁNYI
KataHella ROSZIK
Timike Éva ENYEDI
Zakariás Bea - Zsófia SZAMOSI
Tatár Imre Béla PINTÉR
Szujó, Pincér, Pogány Szabolcs THURÓCZY
Tatár Ferenc, Ági Angéla STEFANOVICS
Borbíró György PÓTA
Konkoly Gábor PELVA
 
MUSICIANS
 
Gábor  PELVA– violin, viola, guitar
György PÓTA – synthesizer, double-bass, viola
Hella ROSZIK - violin
 
Dramaturg: Éva ENYEDI
Costume designer: Mari BENEDEK
Costume designer’s assistant: Julcsi KISS
Stage: Gábor TAMÁS
Lighting: László VARGA
Sound: Zoltán BELÉNYESI
Props: László QUITT
Finances: Gyula INHAIZER
Productions: Anna HIDVÉGI
Director’s assistant: Rozi HAJDÚ
Playwright / Director: Béla PINTÉR
 
 
 
 

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