Szilárd Borbély: The Olaszliszka Murder
One of the storylines of this play – that evokes the form of Greek tragedies – deals with the issue of a 2006 lynching committed at Olaszliszka, the other one presents momentums around the disappearances of the provincial Eastern European Jews– in order to deal with the state of today’s Hungarian society. The story of the lynching is connected to Szilárd Borbély’s personal tragedy at several points; primarily concerning the brutality of the murder: Borbély’s parents were victims of a robbery at Christmas of 2000; his mother was killed, his father was seriously injured. Szilárd Borbély died in 2014. His suicide has shaken up the Hungarian literary and public life deeply.
The script of this production was created with using Szilárd Borbély’s dramas, poems, pieces of prose fiction and personal statements, and also reports of court trials.
|Victim, 44-year-old||Ernő Fekete|
|His little daughter, 5-year-old||Anna Pálmai|
|His middle daughter, 14-year-old||Blanka Mészáros|
|Chorus leader||Hanna Pálos|
|A Stranger, with camera||Péter Haumann|
|A Villager||János Bán|
|Offender I.||Zsolt Dér|
|Offender II.||Endre Papp|
|Set design||Balázs Czieger|
|Directed by||Gábor Máté|
9 October, 2015
Length of the production
1 hour 45 minutes, with no interval