Within Hungarian poet Endre Ady’s Anniversary Year, László Földes Hobo will feature in a guest performance at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. The literary eve is currently present also on the schedule of the Budapest National Theatre. The evening of poetry and music will take place on Wednesday, April 24, at 5 pm and 8 pm respectively, in the Studio Hall.
“Nowadays, the spreading of hate-mongering in media and politics has slowly become intolerable in our country. That is something that is very disturbing to me! I have previously addressed the topical issues of my existence in my former performances and recordings, always striving to explore the place and responsibility of human beings. I am always looking for answers - this time I do it through the work of Ady, since there are certain Ady poems and texts that are as relevant as if they were written nowadays. However, my intention is not to provide an overview of Ady’s life and work! I am addressing those verses and texts that reveal a man who is arriving at the end of his journey - his responsible, fierce, scourging patriotism in the heart of Europe, his relationship with the past, with history, his contemporaries, the Nyugat [literary journal], and his grateful remembrance of past lovers, dreams and hopes….” – said Hobo concerning the performance.
First premiered in April 2014, the production was directed by Attila Vidnyánszky, with original music by Kornél Fekete-Kovács.
Tickets can be purchased at the theatre’s ticket office, and online at www.biletmaster.ro.