Csongor and Tünde

Writer: Mihály Vörösmarty
Csongor and Tünde
Director: Zoltán Balázs

With the fusion of László Sáry's opera music and János 'Jammal' Fekete's beatbox-play, we present one of the classic masterpieces of Hungarian literature, the tale of seeking happiness, staged by Zoltán Balázs.

Mihály Vörösmarty is one of the most important Hungarian poets and dramatists. From 1830 to 1843 he devoted himself mainly to the drama, including Csongor és Tünde (1830), a five-act play inspired by Albert Gergei ("Blood Wedding", 1833), which won the Academy's 200-gulden prize.

The special performance introduces the two main characters played by Ágota Szilágyi. The show avoids the inherently didactic approach of the play and highlights how the two (the Self and the Other) cannot exist without each other: they suppose and complement each other, like animus and anima. The reduced and integrated duality of the ‘personality model’ created by Woman and Man melting into the other may encounter in the ‘imaginary space’ created by the players and the audience.

Csongor, young hero / Tünde, fairy: Ágota Szilágyi
Balga, peasant, later Csongor's servant: Zsigmond Bödők
Ilma, Balga's wife, Tünde's servant: Erika Tankó
Mirígy, witch: László Kéringer (tenor)
Duzzog, devil, Ledér: Eszter Balogh (mezzosopran)
Berreh, devil, Ledér: Viktória Denk (sopran)
Kurrah, devil, The Night: Marianna Sipos (sopran)
Merchant, Monarch, Scientist, wanderers, fake-Kurrah: Lóránd Bartha
Spirits: Eszter Balogh, Viktória Denk, Marianna Sipos
King of Spirits: János "Jammal" Fekete (beatbox)

Music: László Sáry
Set design: Zoltán Balázs
Costume design: Anikó Németh
Director of chorus: Andrea Lengyel
Assistant: Lóránd Bartha
Production manager: Katalin Balázs

Performance by Maladype Theatre, coproduction with Castle Theatre, Gyula

OPENING NIGHT: August 11, 8.30 pm, Castle Theatre, Gyula