The last performance of the season and participation on the Festival of Kisvárda

The last performance of the season and participation on the Festival of Kisvárda

We are closing our season on the 22th June with Love And Other Crimes directed by Theodor-Cristian Popescu based on the movie with the same title directed by Stefan Arsenijević.

The same performance has been invited to the 34th edition of the Festival at Kisvárda and will be presented on the 26th June at 6 p.m. We are delighted to experience the popularity of our performances among the audience of Kisvárda, the perfect sign being that all the tickets have been already sold out days ago. The Tamási Áron Theatre has been present almost on every edition of the festival so far and won numerous important awards. Last year we won the grand prize of the festival with When the Moon Shines on the Second Hand Shop, furthermore the jury acknowledged the works of Ágnes Benedek actress and Ágnes Kali dramaturge with awards.

The Tamási Áron Theatre has not yet have a performance based on a movie before Love Ane Other Crimes, in fact it was the creative team that adapted the script of the movie to the stage. Under the hopeless circumstances of the Belgradian underworld, Anica is longing for a new life. But before she seizes the moment in order to change her own fate and leave the concrete-desert of the Serbian capital, she decides to bring every story from her past to an end. The performance Love And Other Crimes tells the story of one unique day with a bit of irony, absurdity and romance. It gives a glimpse of the Easter-European reality and the everyday life of the late ’90s in the post-communist Belgrade.

Director Theodor-Cristian Popescu due to the limited possibilities of the stage concentrated on the inner conflicts of the characters. In his opinion pictures have an important role but carry a different emphasis than the pictures of the movie and also the actors have searched tones that are not all theatrical so the performance is definitely the outcome of an experimental work process.
One main theme of the performance is the relationship between man and woman, an area where according to the director sometimes we have deep trouble in finding our bearings. Another central theme is the existential insecurity that surrounds our everyday struggle through which we strive to make our lives more reasoned.
We usually long for more than we can achieve, the will is stronger than the possibilities, but the deeper we go in understanding the reasons of our own unhappiness, the more uncomprehensive our soul gets. Are we really in control of our lives? Or our desires? Do we have the power to change things that are painful to us? Is pushing the envelope or accepting our fate that make us happier?