Based on texts by Imre Madách and Ádám Nádasdy

 

 

In The Tragedy of Man, Madách invites us on a grand journey. He asks questions that are age-old to humanity, and finds answers that are sometimes uplifting, sometimes despairing. We, too, want answers, we want to know why we struggle, but we suspect that the Great Context can never be stated as a single, precise statement. We try and we fail, until our lives come to an abrupt end on an ordinary Wednesday afternoon. Adam and Eve are guided on their journey by Lucifer, sharing knowledge, but the deceptive notions of 'truth' and 'reality' fall apart around them again and again. My co-creators and I were motivated to read our national drama as a contemporary text and create a performance in which we do not bow before Madách's linguistic and dramaturgical bravura, but allow ourselves to associate, juxtapose, magnify, reframe themes, and to seek out the stages and defining situations of human life, rather than lining up historical tables. In other words, we invite those who are concerned with similar questions on a new journey.


Kriszta Székely

 

The performance uses strong sound and light effects.