The Daughter of the Corinthian Woman
Young Spartan Women
Noémi Daróczi, Krisztina Biró
The Spartan Herald
Róbert Laczkó Vass
Szabolcs Balla, Levente Imecs
Ferenc Sinkó, Eszter Tompa, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Andrea Vindis, Levente Imecs, Éva Imre
András Visky, Noémi Krisztina Nagy
Dominique Serrand, Carmencita Brojboiu
Péter Mixtay, Imola Kerezsy
Katalin G. Incze
Date of the opening: October 08, 2010
Adaptation by George Theodoridis
A play I had never seen.
Nor even read until late in my life.
A Catholic pupil during my childhood could not read in school a text of such sexuality, vulgarity and lack of morals, but only of Christian morality.
However, I regret not having read it earlier and having missed the shock-wave, the disturbing experience.
When I finally discover it, I am both stunned and comforted.
The awful representation of the elders, bitter and mean, the cynicism of the married women, the young people manipulating and lying for their own ends, and then this foolish idea, cynical too, that a sex strike could stop the war – Aristophanes offers a biting parody.
It is therefore with this regret at having discovered this play at such a late stage in my life, at a time when its cynicism comforted my own, that I feel like paying a tribute to my younger self, and having my memory reinvent this reading, as if it took place at the age, when the heart is agitated and fooled by very incomprehensible ideas. I like to believe naively that maybe a sex strike could really put an end to wars.