Róbert Laczkó Vass
Choir: Péter Árus, Evelyn Budizsa, Helga Demeter, Leonard Alain Fodor, Timea Jerovszky, Ágota Major, Gergő Mostis, Ágnes Szucher
Music: Loose Neckties Society: Szabolcs Balla, Balázs Bodor, Károly Enyed, Loránd Farkas, Csaba Kondrát, Gábor Viola
Date of the opening: June 29, 2014
Serena in X-tremis drives the main character and the audience to extremes. Serena, a singer from the miserable world of the metro underground, in her desire for self-realization, signs a Faustian contract that will have strange consequences. During her life, which could be the life of any one of us, she experiences the dizzying joy of success and of being a media star, and the quick vanishing and unmasking of the world of illusions. According to the authors, the Faustian contract of our age is connected to success. Success is a huge burden, especially for the young, who are searching for their own way, identity, and development. Success is a retroactive excuse for everything. It suspends our moral sensitivity, since victory covers, explains and justifies everything.
The project, which originated at a workshop in 2011, has been developed into a concert-performance directed by István Albu and performed by the unique line-up of the actors’ band, Loose Neckties Society.