Love and intrigue, political scheming and witty argle bargles make Much Ado About Nothing extremely thrillful, the premiere of which takes place at the Tamási Áron Theatre on 21st December in the direction of Krisztián Kiliti.
Love itself is the „much ado”. It’s killing, it’s dulling and it plunges you into poverty. Or is it exactly its contrary? But all in all it turns everything upside down. We know the feeling, even those know it, who only have a „reading experience” of it, as our modern society makes sure we all have a stupefied fetish for idealized love. But, really that’s all there is to it? Sentimental, melodious, near pathetic „I want yous”, „I need yous” and „I am nothing without yous”. Love is pulled into pieces in this Shakespearian comedy and examines every bit of it. Various desires and types of love are presented to us, so at the end we decide which one is the real, the honest or the most „elevated”. Much Ado About Nothing is a real amorous give and take. Men of war returning home have to lay down their weapons and take upon the arms of love and their – not always decent – desires. But is it possible to leave behind the horrors of war and experience love with clean head and, of course, clean soul? After the near-death situations on the battlefield can anyone avoid their soul to deform? Can you still make love not to be a game of power?
Krisztián Kiliti’s old desire has come true with the direction of Much Ado About Nothing. His first encounter with the world of Shakespeare was in his childhood with Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of this comedy and found it intriguing. At that time it seemed a bit fairy-like, but with his experience of love over the years, but also his readings and examinations of Shakespeare, this world became more and more real and true. Furthermore, he considers the play rather timely with the high society partying while there’s a war going on in the background. The moment power struggle pops its head, there is no place left for real, honest love.
Further performances will be held on 23rd and 27th December and 15th and 17th January.