Joël Pommerat: The Reunification of the Two Koreas



Alexandra Borbély
Andrea Fullajtár
Eszter Ónodi
Judit Rezes
Ági Szirtes
Tamás Keresztes
János Kulka
Ervin Nagy
András Ötvös
László Sáry


 Translated by Dorottya Timkovics
Set-design Balázs Cziegler
Costumes Anni Füzér
Dramaturg Tamara Török
Music Tamás Keresztes
Dance Johanna Bodor
Assistant Judit Gerlóczi
Directed by Gábor Máté


The Reunification of the Two Koreas is not about politics. It is neither about Korea nor Hungary. It can be applied to everything and everybody, as it presents both tragic and comic situations; a French newspaper called it “the tart kaleidoscope of human relations”. “The Reunification of the Two Koreas is a series of unrelated snapshots. These ironic-humorous fragments of stories are most similar to a number of short stories written on the same subject.” – says the author on his play.

Joël Pommerat is one of the most interesting creators of today’s French theatre; he is an author, director and artistic director at the same time. He only directs his own plays, his working method is based on cooperative experimenting and improvisation. On his fourtieth birthday he has started an unusual project: he promised the actors of his company to write a new play for them each year through the next forty years. The project has been going on since 2004.

Pommerat and his company have worked and is still working in Peter Brook’s theatre, Théatre des Bouffes du Nord, the Odéon of Paris and the National Theatre of Brussels as well. The Reunification of the Two Koreas premiered in the Odéon, in  2013.


Premiere: 17 October, 2014