Directed by Gábor Tompa, the performance of The Merchant of Venice scheduled for Friday, April 19, at 7 pm, in the Main Hall of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, will feature the debut of Andrea Vindis in the role of Portia, thus replacing Enikő Györgyjakab.
Gábor Tompa considers The Merchant of Venice to be one of Shakespeare’s most complex and difficult works, which has launched various delicate debates throughout the different historical contexts it has been played. His staging takes place within the world elite of monetary power, where profit is the only god. This ostentatiously wealthy society is driven by interests. The production takes place in the high-tech cold space of modern technology, which, in contrast, makes way for enormous passions: love, betrayal, vengeance, selfishness, narcissism, rebellion. Tompa hopes that the work defined by Shakespeare as a satirical comedy will be able to trigger antagonistic sentiments from the audience, depending on the character one feels most compassionate toward in any given scene.
It is Andrea Vindis’ first time portraying the role of Portia within the production that debuted in September 2018. Cast: Gábor Viola, Balázs Bodolai, Ervin Szűcs, Loránd Farkas, Szabolcs Balla, Péter Árus, Csilla Albert, Alpár Fogarasi, Zsolt Bogdán, Éva Imre, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Csaba Marosán, Attila Orbán, Áron Dimény, Váta Loránd, Paco Alfonsin, Ferenc Sinkó, Melinda Kántor and János Platz.
Tickets can be purchased at the theatre’s ticket office daily between 10 am and 2 pm, as well as online at www.biletmaster.ro.