Rehearsals of two new performances have begun

Rehearsals of two new performances have begun

After the premiere of the Precarious Fiancé rehearsals of two new performances have begun at the Tamási Áron Theatre: Ivan Vyrypaev’s Oxygen, directed by Tibor Pálffy and W. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Krisztián Kiliti.

Planned dates for the premieres are 16th November for Oxygen and 21st December for Much Ado About Nothing.

Tibor Pálffy is known first of all as an actor, but recent years have introduced him as stage director as well. Oxygen is not his first direction of a Vyrypaev play, we have seen Illusions from the same playwright in the season of 2019/2020.

Ivan Vyrypaev, playwright, movie director, screenwriter, theatre director and actor is one of the leading figures of the Russian movement New Drama. He was born in Irkutsk in 1974 and is considered a milestone in contemporary Russian theatre milieu for more than 20 years.

Together with Victor Ryzhakov, they established an artistic movement called Oxygen – the name of which came from Vyrypaev’s drama – and it makes an attempt to create a new theatrical language.

Oxygen is about a young man who on a regular day, walking down the street catches a glimpse of a girl in the crowd, who becomes like “oxygen” to him, without which he can no longer breathe. In fact the play reflects on the apocalyptic contemporary Russia, choking and squirming in the crisis of its values, in which people are desperately and aggressively search for the one sip of air so necessary for survival.

Krisztián Kiliti is also a familiar name to the audience of Sfantu Gheorghe as he directed the performance entitled Lifelike in the season 2020/2021.

He spent his childhood in Balatonfüred, then Veszprém, and by trying out writing and acting at an earlier age, and also singing was his main forte for years, he thus graduated as an actor in Targu Mures, then he also attended the department of theatre director at the University of Arts in Targu Mures.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s more mature comedies that introduces two romantic pairings. Love and scheming, political plotting and witty skirmishes make the life of a respectable house quite eventful, escalading almost to tragedy but then turns everything to good. Or not? There is everything an authentic comedy needs – but in a Shakespearian way – still slightly different.