On our main stage The Champion written and directed by Béla Pintér opens in 19 March."Last year Gábor Máté invited me to direct at the Katona József Theatre. I asked for time to consider. One evening, on the balcony at home, I was istening again to Puccini’s opera Il tabarro, when suddenly a story set in modern-day Hungary occurred to me. I accepted the invitation.
The Champion | Photo credits: Judit Horváth
After rewriting the original text, the contrast between the glorious music and profane content provides a constant source of humour. At the same time, the natural speech and gestures make the harrowing content more accessible.", said Mr. Pintér about his debut in Katona.
Parallel As you like it by William Shakespeare premieres in Kamra. Guest director Dániel D. Kovács directed this all-time drama classic with a modernised text (by writer Péter Závada) and an inventive visual presentation.
Both productions will be regularly on show from March.