Zsolt Vatány , Csaba Marosán
Csilla Albert , Réka Csutak , Melinda Kántor
King of the Monkeys
Róbert Laczkó Vass
Wolves, monkeys, man & women: Tibor Bondár, Wilhelm Buchmann, Zoltán Deák, Szabolcs Domokos, Agnes Fekete, Róbert Fekete, Anna Kecskés, Kinga Ötvös, Lehel Veres
Date of the opening: May 02, 2015
Date of opening: 27 May 2015
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes with one intermission
The experiences of marginalization and exclusion are always timely.
I would like to show the harshness of this “jungle”. We have placed the story in the environment of the city, where animals are like humans. The wooden posts, which make up part of the set of the performance, allude both to the forest and the city. But we would like to focus more on the city. To present an image of the youth of today. The groups and gangs appearing in the performance –- rockers, rappers (there is a policeman, too, representing power) –- are types of people whom we meet on the street every day.
Becoming an adult is important in everyone's life. At the beginning, Mowgli is a child. He lives with his “parents” in a family environment and is safe. Then comes the stage when he needs to grow up. From then onwards, the story becomes harder. What happens to Mowgli later –- we leave that to the audience’s imagination.