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Kristóf Kelemen, Bence György Pálinkás
MAGYAR AKÁC
Theatre
Language: Hungarian with German and English surtitles
Duration: 60 min
Dates
Vergangene Termine
08. Jun
Monday
Time: 8.30pm
 
09. Jun
Tuesday
Time: 8.30pm
 
10. Jun
Wednesday
Time: 8.30pm
 
11. Jun
Thursday
Time: 6pm
 
Weitere Termine
© Krisztina Csanyi
  • Q & A

    9 June, following the performance

When the EU adopted measures against invasive alien species in 2014, Viktor Orbán sent the following message to Brussels: ‘We protect the country of Hungary, the free distillation of pálinka, honey, and the robinia!’ Said robinia, also known as false acacia, is native to North America, but came to Hungary more than 300 years ago, across the Atlantic. As a non-indigenous species it thrived and became Hungary’s most popular and common tree. The Hungarian acacia is now a national symbol and essential to the production of honey and schnapps. However, as a toxic invasive alien species that has successfully supplanted many indigenous plants, it divides expert opinion. The heated debates that surround the false acacia provide the starting point for the post-truth documentary theatre created by Kristóf Kelemen and Bence György Pálinkás, exponents of Budapest’s young independent theatre scene. Magyar akác (Hungarian Acacia) is their sharp-witted and humorous commentary on Hungary’s current politics and the ideologies of populism. As gardeners they embark on their own political campaigns, establish a movement and reassess the significance of the robinia – as a symbol of an open Hungarian society.

  • Artistic Team

    Direction, Concept Kristóf Kelemen, Bence György Pálinkás With Angéla Eke, Katalin Homonnai, Kristóf Kelemen, Márton Kristóf, Bence György Pálinkás Music Márton Kristóf Direction Assistant Anita Totobé Coordination Actors Réka Judit Kiss Stage Construction Dániel Balázsi, Fanni Hedegűs Light Technician, Sound Technician Mátyás Major Photography Krisztina Csányi English Translation Miklós Zsámboki German Translation Gábor Miklós Thury Production Management Judit Böröcz

  • Production

    Coproduction Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza (Budapest), Műhely Alapítvány With the support of Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza (Budapest), FÜGE - Függetlenül Egymással Közhasznú Egyesület, Műhely Alapítvány, Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma (Ungarn), Nemzeti Kulturális Alap (Ungarn), Jurányi Produkciós Közösségi Inkubátorház Thanks to Orsolya Barna, Seth Coleman, Krisztina Csányi, Lilla Eredics, György Gazsó, Kitti Gosztola, Dániel Lovas, Gábor Nagypál, András Pál, Júlia Regényi, Balázs Semsei (Norwell/Farbwechsel Records), György Sipos, Attila Szirtes, Judit Tarr, Jurányi Production House, Sonidus Archive, Lázár Pika Karácsony, Gábor Mojszi Szőcs, Off Europa Festival

    Premiere May 2017, Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza (Budapest)

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