Tomcsa Sándor Theatre

Running time: 1h 45'

Age limit: 14+


Cast:

Kovács János: DUNKLER RÓBERT
Kovács András, Kovács János
`s son: ESTI NORBERT
dr. Sabo: SZŰCS-OLCSVÁRY GELLÉRT
Kovács Mária, Kovács János’
s wife: P. FINCZISKI ANDREA
P
ârvulescu Csenge, neighbour: NAGY XÉNIA-ABIGÉL
dr. Turay: PÁSZTOR MÁRK
A person waiting on the corridor: PÁL ATTILA
Another person waiting on the corridor: SZŰCS-OLCSVÁRY GELLÉRT
Hungarian seller: P. FINCZISKI ANDREA
Friend, Kovács András’
s friend: PÁL ATTILA
Friend, the wife of the one above: P. FINCZISKI ANDREA
God-daughter, Kovács András’
s god-daughter: NAGY XÉNIA-ABIGÉL
Colleague, Kovács András’
s colleague: PÁSZTOR MÁRK
Duci, Kovács János’s daughter: NAGY XÉNIA-ABIGÉL
Sandu, Duci’s boyfriend: PÁL ATTILA
Grandmother Zsoli, Kovács János’s mother: P. FINCZISKI ANDREA
Sonner Ida, ageless saxon nun: LUKÁCS EMŐKE
Imre Zolti, family doctor: PÁL ATTILA
General practitioner: SZŰCS-OLCSVÁRY GELLÉRT
Calvinistic pastor: PÁSZTOR MÁRK
Mortician: PÁL ATTILA
Notary: SZŰCS-OLCSVÁRY GELLÉRT
A person from the funeral: JAKAB TAMÁS

 

costume design: GYÖRGY ESZTER
dramaturge: BERECZKI ÁGOTA
stage design/director: ZAKARIÁS ZALÁN


The bureaucracy of death – who has already dealt with it, knows the situation,who has not yet experienced it, feels it. Hatházi András's text unfolds the problem of passing away and the formalities surrounding it from the perspective of a family member. Kovács András's father is dying, and András is unable to free himself from the strains of the thought of losing his father. Then the father dies; and, when András tries to move on, he becomes entangled in the maze of the funeral ceremony. Thus, relief never comes. Those involved in the funeral "business" are immune to the human soul, emotions and pain, and, after a certain point, are unable to understand. As a result, through the frosted glass of profit-orientation and document-towers, the other party becomes a kind of amorphous banknote-carrier.