A Night of Theatre and Photography
Saturday, April 16, 2016 / 17:00 - 21:30
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We are taking the very first steps in launching a program, shared by Hungarian organizations across Canada, by which the Canadian diaspora would support and encourage the training of future artists in the Carpathian Basin. Young performing art students from the region would visit our communities and present their fare, by way of chamber plays, literary recitals, workshops, presentations of all kinds. They would be exposed to the idiosyncrasies of our life-style, and we, in kind, would gain valuable insights into the changes taking place today and the way this generation handles the challenges imposed by those changes. We are convinced that these exchanges would greatly enhance mutual understanding and would bring generations and countries closer to each other.
As a first installment of the program, we present to you the Hungarian language production of the Performing Arts Faculty of the University of Marosvásárhely. Three mastering students of the faculty will present “Dreams at Gellérthegy” by Ferenc Karinthy. The photo exposition is the work of one of the students, Mr. Örs Bálint.
The series is organized and distributed by the National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada.
Details of the evening
|17:00 —||‘Timeless Values’ — Örs Bálint’s amateur photo exhibition|
|19:00 —||Ferenc Karinthy: Dreams at Gellérthegy
Performed by Örs Hunor Bálint and Szilvia Lilla Tóth
Directed by Attila Létmányi
|20.00 —||Meet the actors|
Ferenc Karinthy: Dreams at Gellérthegy
Two young people randomly take refuge in the basement of a villa in a posh neighborhood, while it is blown to smittens during the Russian siege of Budapest, resisted in vain by German and Hungarian troops, in one of our darkest moments in history.
Fear and suspicion are soon overcome by play and make-believe, only to blossom into a fleeting man-woman relationship, with all its attributes.
Written in the sixties, the play kept its general human appeal intact, fending off inhumanity through play, imagination, caring for and being commited to one another. The play touches upon the low points of the human condition, but according to one of our acting great, Zoltán Latinovits: „What else than a healing asylum could theater be?”
About the photo exhibition
These are the frozen mementos captured by a young man, self-described „ as an analog bloke in a digital era”.
About the performers
Ms. Lilla Szilvia Tóth was born in 1992 to a family involved in the artistic life of Szeged. After a well-rounded education in singing, acting, dancing, she currently is a master student at the Performing Arts Faculty of U of Marosvásárhely.
Mr. Örs Bálint, born in Budapest in 1991, got involved in acting during his high-school years. Proficient in several theatre genres, and an amateur photographer, he is presently enrolled in the Master program of the Performing Arts Faculty.
Mr. Attila Létmányi, born in Debrecen in 1991, pursued his education in Catholic shools till the bug of acting came biting. Soon, though, he realized his contributions would be more valuable on the other side of th curtain. He is trained as stage director at the masters level in Marosvásárhely, and is working as assistant director at the Municipal Theatre of Debrecen.
On the Dinner Menu
Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Friday, April 15th, 2016. We confirm reservations through e-mail.
Bookings are closed for this event.