Date of the opening: february 23, 2003
The history of humanity is visualised in this performance, from the beginning to the Flood survivor remnant of Noah. The first part of the performance, the play Sunday School, written by András Visky and set to music by György Selmeczi, was inspired by the atmosphere of medieval mystery plays. It presents the birth of the first child, the fratricide of Cain, and the founding of a town. This all prepares the way for the second part, the children's opera Noah's Flood by contemporary composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976).
The director of the play, György Selmeczi, says that the feeling of incessant menace is peculiar to our times, so that the subject of the Flood is more than topical. Accordingly, especially in the theatre, it cannot be balkedat. "I know the story, I have already seen it, I have already heard it, only not in the Theatre. At a given time, somebody - children - have the huge imperative to impart to us what we already know, but have forgotten, something we are not dealing with.” The performance gives an opportunity for this, whilst the most important elements of play and serenity remain, together with the love residant in community as a supporting power.
Opening date: February 23, 2003.