Inspired by The Trial by Franz Kafka.
With Ernő Fekete, Péter Takátsy, Vilmos Vajdai, Vilmos Kun, Tamás Keresztes, Ferenc Lengyel, Ervin Nagy, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Rajkai, Éva Olsavszky, Adél Jordán, István Dankó, Béla Mészáros, Judit Rezes, Lehel Kovács, Bence Tasnádi
|Set Design:||Levente Bagossy|
|Music:||Péter Kunert, VilmosVajdai|
|Lyrics:||Zsolt Máthé, Ádám Schönberger|
|Assistant Director:||Réka Budavári|
|Directed by:||Viktor Bodó|
Explicit language and nudity; for adult audience only!
The performance at the Kamra is not the adaptation of The Trial by Kafka. Even if the storyline in a sense follows the original novel, we modified all the scenes to bring the whole story closer to us, also with the intention of creating something new.
Josef K. is arrested. First he thinks that the events are a result of his colleagues’ bad joke on his birthday, but later he understands that nothing is as he has imagined. After this point his story completely lacks dramaturgical turning points. The tribunal of existence, the women who want to help him, and his own obsession more and more compel him to a battle, which he cannot win because he does not even know against whom and why he has to fight.
During the process Josef K. makes enormous efforts to go deeper and deeper, only to assist his own execution at the end, where he arrives completely out of mind, singing and dancing.
Franz Kafka is said to have burst out with laughter several times while reading his manuscript of The Trial to his friends. This is all K. could do in order to defend himself, but by wanting to trick out and escape certain rules, he also accepts their existence. There is no help for him, his only chance would be to disappear from this world. But the guard is always alert at the doorway.
The characters of Rattled and Disappeared try to cope with the unsupportable burdens on them. And there is noone who could be taken seriously. There is no key for K. to understand this world. The lawyers are all crazy and erotomaniac. K’s colleagues are all paranoiac. The women are only "means". Those who want to help him would need help. And the system, directed by an abstract Central Committee, says:
"All citizens have to calm down at least one citizen per week.
Because that one has not calmed down anyone during this week. Because ha has not made anyone laugh this week.
Because he has not tamed anyone this week.
Because ha has not convinced anyone about something good this week.
Because he has not consoled anyone this week..."
"The atmosphere of the very curious space evokes that of Orson Welles’ film. When Viktor Bodó gave the main role to Tamás Keresztes, he might have had in mind Anthony Perkins from the Welles film. An innocent and harmful boy is condemned by some misterious and non-named authorities... All this together with he brightness of the Broadway musicals. Also some songs from Kander-Ebb musicals. Uniform happiness. The image of a drunk, unconscious world, always threatened by violence. Carneval-like cheerfulness contrasts with tragicality, which leads to a parody of the tragedy. In this crazy world the traditional genres and the tradidional values are not valid any more. All acted with great actorial joy and sensitivity."
(Péter Molnár Gál, Hungarian Theatre Portal)
Kontakt Festival 2006 (Torun, Poland):
Festival 2. Price
Best Direction - Viktor Bodó
Best Actor - Tamás Keresztes
Best Stage Design - Levente Bagossy
The MESS 2005 “Golden Laurel Wreath" for Best Overall Acting:
ensemble of Rattled and Disappeared (MESS Festival Sarajevo 2005)
The MESS 2005 “Golden Laurel Wreath" for Best Director:
Viktor Bodó (MESS Festival Sarajevo 2005)
The “Oslobođenje Golden Mask" Critics’ Award (MESS Festival Sarajevo 2005)
Best Performance - National Theatrical Festival (2005)
Best Direction: Viktor Bodó - National Theatrical Festival (2005)
Best Stage Design: Levente Bagossy - National Theatrical Festival (2005), Theatre Critics’ Award (2005)
Best actor under 30 years: Tamás Keresztes (Joseph K.) - National Theatrical Festival (2005)