The premiere of the Tót Family was held in November, 2021 in the direction of László Bocsárdi, celebrating the 110th anniversary of István Örkény’s birth. The performance is guest performing in Cluj Napoca at the Hungarian Opera on 6th December at 7 p.m.
According to director László Bocsárdi, it is a huge opportunity and also a huge challenge for the company to be able to stage this extremely important text in Sfantu Gheorghe. The play presents the story of the Tóts in an unconventional way. The stage is extremely simple, and perhaps that can explain why, in addition to the dramatic text, the short novel can also appear in the production. The “Soul of Örkény” expands the notion of the dramatic time, so the performance can be heard also on a different level than what the play initially assumes.
The Tót family are waiting for Gyula, their only son. Instead of him, however, a major arrives who has to be entertained. He must have fun. How much do we sacrifice for our own child? What do we do with the troubled Major who arrives in his place, who arrives in this isolated space, detached from the real world, as a metaphor for the battlefield?
In the main roles, the audience can see László Mátray, Bence Kónya-Ütő, Annamária D. Albu, Zsuzsanna Vass, Gábor Erdei, Levente Nemes and Áron Beczásy