Albert Camus

Caligula


Main stage

Caligula
Áron Dimény
 
Caesonia
Imola Kézdi
 
Helicon
Levente Molnár
 
Scipio
Balázs Bodolai
 
Cherea
Loránd Váta
 
Metellus
Ferenc Sinkó
 
Senectus
Sándor Keresztes
 
Lepidus
Lehel Salat
 
Mucius
Ervin Szűcs
 
Mereia
Attila Orbán
 
Patricius, intendant
Csongor Köllő
 
Octavius
Szabolcs Balla
 
Drusilla
Melinda Kántor

directed by
Mihai Măniuţiu
 
dramaturg
András Visky
 
choreography
Ferenc Sinkó
 
set design
Adrian Damian
 
costume design
Vladimir Turturică
 
original music by
Şerban Ursachi
 
director's assistant
Andrej Visky
 
stage manager
Yvonne Nagy

Date of the opening: március 02, 2011

Everybody knows who Caligula is, and they attach his name to a blinded tyranny competing with the power of the gods. However, Mihai Măniuțiu interprets Camus’s excellent play from a surprising and very original viewpoint. Măniuțiu’s Caligula attempts the impossible. He wants to rearrange the world because, “I’m not satisfied with the way the world is arranged now”. The death of the emperor’s daughter suddenly enables him to perceive the simplest truth possible: “People die and they are not happy.” The director does not present a political drama, he is not interested in the nature of tyranny either; rather, he considers the interesting but frightening issue of attaining joy. Is death conquerable? What are the consequences of being stripped of our tactful lies, of being forced to face one’s own situation?
András Visky