Witold Gombrowicz

Yvonne, princess of burgundy

Studio Performance in the Main Hall

Gizella Kicsid
King Ignatius
Levente Nemes
Queen Margaret
Zsuzsa Gajzágó
Prince Phillip, heir to the throne
László Mátray
Lord Chamberlain
Tibor Pálffy
Ágnes Benedek
Alfréd Nagy
József Kolcsár
Yvonne’s Aunt 1
Gizella Molnár
Yvonne’s Aunt 2
Szidónia Krizsovánszky
Innocent, courtier
Gábor Erdei
Valentin, lackey
József Nagy Lázár
Mihály Kőmíves
László Veress
Károly László
Lady of the court 1
Mária Fekete
Lady of the court 2
Hajnalka Szalma
Lady of the court 3
Eszter Nagy
Lady of the court 4
Fatma Mohamed
László Darvas

director's assistant
Attila Diószegi, Alfréd Nagy
dramaturg's assistant
Csongor Czegő
set design
József Bartha
costume design
Judit Dobre Kóthay
music composed by
Árpád Könczei
Fatma Mohamed
video images
Sándor Sebesi
stage manager
Edit V. Bartha
Mária Magdolna Máthé
directed by
László Bocsárdi

Date of the opening: december 08, 2010
Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture’s Award for Best Performance at the Festival of Hungarian Theatres Abroad, Kisvárda, Hungary (2008). Pálffy Tibor – Best actor in a supporting role at the Pécs National Theatre Festival Pécs, Hungary (2008). Pálffy Tibor – Theatre critic’s award for best actor in a supporting role, Hungary (2008). Nominated to five UNITER awards in 2009 (best performance, best director, best set design, best male actor – Mátray László, best actor in a supporting role – Pálffy Tibor). The performance has been presented on tour in Budapest (may 2008) and Bucharest (february 2010), television recordings being made by the Duna Television and TVR Cultural.

It is the kind of performance, after which, before you start to applaude, you wipe your eyes discretely. And you shut up.

(Alice Georgescu, Ziarul de duminică)

László Bocsárdi created a colourful, rich performance with ambivalent meaning, using the different effects with egregious self-confidence. (...) But Yvonne is even pointing beyond itself: it depicts a theatrical language in its process of crystallization and an ensemble
that employs that language with devotion and professional surety.

(Balázs Urbán, Színház)