Rehearsing The Barbarians

Rehearsing The Barbarians

The company of the Tamási Áron Theatre has started the rehearsals of The Barbarians directed by Máté Hegymegi, one of the most promising Hungarian young directors of our days. Zsigmond Móricz used a true story when writing his short story entitled The Barbarians. The robbery with murder happened in the Hungarian city of Kecskemét in the 19th century.

„In March, 1867 two dead bodies were discovered in the sand dunes of Szarkás. The bodies were of outlaws: Péter Bodri and his son. They disappeared two years before, on Saint George’s Day together with their dogs, 185 sheep, 115 lambs and 3 donkeys. Bodri’s neck was tied with a rope, while his son’s head was crashed. Kecskemét city launched an investigation, but the culprits are still unknown.

The production joins together two short stories of Zsigmond Móricz: The Barbarians and The Last Outlaw, both thematizing cruel, unacceptable, meaningless crime.