Railway Station (Vasútállomás)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 / 18:00 - 21:00
Poetry and prose written by Attila József
Stand-up presenter Péter Lóránt Tóth winner of Radnóti and Latinovits Awards
Outside: tracks running into the distance, rails that never join,
Inside: the final wish of a soul, longing incessantly:
“If only I could just grab a ticket and travel to my inner self!…”
The helpless wait of a former foster child who missed the last train: voiced inner monologues for those who would listen and join the fray.
A novel representation of Attila József – a broad canvass about love, faith, inner peace and intransigence.
| The Canadian tour is organised by NAHC.
Toronto – Ottawa – Montreál – Hamilton – Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge – Windsor
About the Evening
18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Recital
20:00 – Meet the Artist
About the Show
This poetry recital has been prepared to celebrate one of Hungary’s most influential 20th century poets, József Attila (1905–1937), on the 75th anniversary of his tragic death. So far, Mr. Tóth Péter Lóránt, has performed it in more than 30 localities for an audience in excess of 1500 youngsters and adults.
Thanks to the Without borders! program, Mr. Tóth has visited 147 Hungarian High Schools in the Carpathian Basin to lit a spark of wonderment in the soul of eager adolescents.
Suggested Articles (in Hungarian)
- „Jó volna jegyet szerezni és elutazni önmagunkhoz…” Beregszászban
- Vers a lelke mindennek [Nyugat-Bácska portál]
- Versvándor Torockón [Hét Nap]
About the PerformerA trained teacher, Mr. Tóth has found a new calling through his love of literature and the desire to share it. This wandering minstrel concentrates lately on spreading the spoken word of Hungarian poetry. In his opinion, reciting a poem could very well be an exercise in self-discovery, which better enables us to connect the missing dots in our relationship to our world and to ourselves. On one occasion it has been remarked that „when he is reciting a poem, a heightened sense of harmony permeates the surrounding air, and we rush to reconnect with our unadulterated, innocent inner self. He is on a mission, and all Hungarians owe him a token of gratitude. I, for one, am in his debt. ” (Ákos Hajvert, president of the Association of Recitalists of Voivodina, present-day Serbia)
Interviews, and More Suggested Articles (in Hungarian)
- Rendhagyó irodalomórák 1956-ról [székelyhon.ro]
- Rendhagyó történelemórák iskoláinkban [Új Magyar Képesújság]
|Vasútállomás: Tóth Péter Lóránt József Attila-műsora||“Emberek, magyarok, íme a költő” (Tóth Péter verszínházi estje)|
|Drávatáj: Rendhagyó történelemóra Eszéken||„Diákok voltak, és ők csinálták a dicsőséges forradalmat” c. előadásról|
On the Dinner Menu
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.