April 20th, 1942, Érsekújvár, flag raising. According to the order of war, it is the next day that the regiment moves into Galanta, from where it begins its journey to Russia, to the Don River bend. This is the starting point of our new performance, the premiere of which is scheduled to 25th February.
Captain Halász, Lieutenant Kovács, Private Mikó and Private Nyíri spend the last evening with their loved ones. However, to everyone’s surprise, the colonel’s wife is giving a farewell ball, at which appearance is mandatory by choice. Ármin Heinz, a Jewish worker serves the champagne, the artist gives an outstanding show, and the wives are waiting for their last night together. The champagne is running out, the patriots are dancing, the women are impatient, then an index card appears, later a syringe that will change some peoples’ lives forever.
Béla Pintér Jászai Mari Award winning actor, musician, writer and director is one of the main figures of the Hungarian alternative theatre life. He is a truly unique theatre personality who since establishing his own theatre, writes his own plays, directs them and takes part in them. Success after success, the theatre has become one of Hungary’s most important and most inventive workshops. Dramatic and entertaining plays built on the classical drama tradition, but born out of the critical-ironic observations of Hungary’s present society, which make the performances relevant and original.