Egmont Ouverture


Saturday, March 4, 2017 / 18:00 - 22:00

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by 8-kor Színház (Theatre at 8 PM Group from Sárospatak, Hungary)

a Hungarian theatrical compilation in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution in 1956

… there are no Hungarians abroad or inside the borders, there are just Hungarians!
Zsolt Bayer

About the Evening

18:00 Dinner

Downloadable poster

19:00 8-kor Színház: „Egmont Ouverture” – festive podium program
20:00 Meet the Artists
logo The event is sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board.
HU címer The Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC
Toronto – Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo – Hamilton – Ottawa – Montréal

Recital Program

The „Egmont Ouverture” contains archival elements from the events in 1956 (Egmont Ouverture, street fights, news on radio, speeches Imre Nagy), poetry, prose and songs:

  • József Utassy: Toast
  • Adorján – Kocsis: What Was 1956?
  • Jenő Heltai: Freedom
  • Attila Gérecz: Chrismas Song in the Prison
  • Milán Füst: I’d Like to Break into Sobs
  • Alajos Kannás: Sooty Stones
  • Lóránt Zas: In November
  • Kocsák – Miklós: Budapest (Travelling)
  • Kormorán – Ferenc Juhász: Fragment of Anthem
  • Kormorán: The Ballad of Gergő Kurán
  • Kormorán: Iván Ruszki (1956. Who Is Hungarian…)
  • Kormorán: Lost Handshake
  • Kormorán: What Is My Sin? (Elektra Forever)
  • Kormorán: Contemporary Inauguration
  • Kormorán – József Ratkó: One Bed, One Bread

About the Artists

8-kor Színház

8-kor Színház

To Be Translated. Please refer to the Hungarian version.

  • Béla Bálint – Producing and Logistics Manager, Advisor
  • József Donkó – Actor
  • Mónika Karacs – Actor, Instrumentalist
  • Zsolt Nagy – Actor
  • István Sipos – Music Director, Technician, Instrumentalist

The 8-kor Szíház Group won several awards:
– Comenius Medal
– Ex Libris Award for the Hungarian Art
– Botond Pécsvárady Award
– Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County’s Award for Creativity
– Gold Cross for National Heritage
– Honorary Citizens of Koltó Community

The group works and lives by its creed: „to be Hungarian is our mandate!

On the Dinner Menu


Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle


Hungarian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea


Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Bookings are closed for this event.