Vörös Szabadka600
Joint production of Katona József Theatre and Hungarian Ensemble of Népszínház Subotica

Cast Richárd Ambrus 
Attila Baráth 
Árpád Csernik 
István Dankó
Ernő Fekete
Hermina G. Erdélyi 
Máté Hegymegi 
Zsuzsa Kalmár 
Petronella Körmöci 
Lehel Kovács
Béla Mészáros
Ervin Pálfi 
Nándor Szilágyi 
Ági Szirtes
Attila Szőke 
Csongor Vörös 
János Ábrahám  
Sets Balázs Cziegler 
Costumes Andrea Kovács 
Assistant to costume-designer Emese Pirityi 
Music ifj. Géza Kucsera 
Choreography Máté Hegymegi 
Assistant Judit Gerlóczi
Directed by Gábor Máté

In 1941, Hitler asks the Hungarian government to make it possible for the German

troops to march through the country, in exchange for the recognition of their demands for

Yugoslavian territories. Otherwise they tear down Hungary. Because of this desperate

situation, the prime minister Pál Teleki commits suicide, and his successor, Miklós

Horthy gives permission for the Germans. Hungary turns against the Western European

authorities. After the secession of Crotaia (since these events ended Yugoslavia that had

signed the Treaty of Eternal Friendship with Hungary) Hungarian troops march in the

Yugoslavian territories with the cleanup of Újvidék (“cold days”) at the beginning of 1942,

that claims a lot of local victims...

...which is followed by severe punishment in 1944.Yugoslavian communist partisan corps

take their revenge exultantly. The unprotected Hungarian people are considered to be

guilty collectively. They are considered to be fascist. Regardless of age and gender.

There are no legal actions taken, there is only torturing, lynching, relocations and mass


This unique venture of Katona József Theatre and the Hungarian Company of Folk

Theatre in Szabadka is primarily based on the confessions of several witnesses or

descendants. In that way, the play wants to give an accurate but incredible image of

something that we almost have forgotten because people’s silent dread had lasted for

decades. They did not dare to do anything but raising their hands and remaining silent...

Because terror have had a long arm. An arm that got a hold of the recent past as well.


Premiere: 4 October 2014 (Szabadka), 8 November (Kamra)


Not recommended for ages under 16.