The performance featured in the programme of the Dimitria Festival in Thessaloniki on 3 October.

The theatrical “reading” by director Viktor Bodó of Gogol’s classic short story from ‘St Petersburg Stories’, is being presented as a monodrama, with Tamás Keresztes in the starring role.

The central character, arriving at madness as a prisoner of his soul and social class, is described in his full, tragic dimension, while the live music plays its own central role on stage, contributing to the play’s evocative atmosphere. Are we insane or has the world gone insane? Gogol’s question from 1834 is still timely today.

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Writer: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Director: Viktor Bodó
Cast: Tamás Keresztes
Dramaturgist: Juli Róbert
Assistant: Zsuzsi Szakács
Set Designer: Tamás Keresztes
Graphic designer: Gergő Nag
Psychology Expert: Dr. Zsolt Zalka
Production: Tibor Orlai, Nóra Juhász, Árpád Kákonyi, József Szalai, Dávid Szarvas
Co-produced by: Katona József Theatre, The Maszk Association (Szeged), The Füge and the Orlai Production Office