The world-famous musical Fiddler on the Roof is about the life of a Jewish family, directed by external constraints and inner desires, in a turbulent historical time, but most of all about the changing world and values that are eternal, about the meaning of humanity, family, faith, community, and solidarity.
Starting with the Main Hall performance scheduled for May 30, the character of Motel Kamzoil will be performed by Tamás Kiss, while the role of Bjelke will be portrayed by Eszter Román. The actors portraying the Jewish community will include also Zsolt Gedő and guest artist Edina Fodor. Directed by László Béres, the production will take place on June 2, 11, and 18, in the theatre’s Main Hall, at 7 pm.
The Hungarian Theatre of Cluj will mark Hungarian Poetry day with the works of 33 contemporary Transylvanian poets.
The actors of our company will recite the poems of Ferenc André, Imre József Balázs, Zsófia Balla, Péter Demény, Emese Egyed, Éva Farkas Wellmann, Vince Fekete, István Ferenczes, Benji Horváth, Laura Iancu, Károly Jánk, Ágnes Kali, Zsolt Karácsonyi, Ferenc Kenéz, Imola Kézdi, Farkas Király, László Király, Zoltán Király, AndrásFerenc Kovács, Robert Laczkó Vass, Orsolya Láng, Noémi László, László Lövétei Lázár, Béla Markó, Attila Nagy, Botond Noszlopi, Attila Zsolt Papp, Miriám Sánta, Zalán Serestély, László Szűcs, Gábor Tompa, Melinda Varga and András Visky.
Since 1964, Hungarian Poetry Day has been celebrated on April 11, on the birthday of Attila József.
The event will take place online on the company’s Facebook page on Sunday, April 11.
Since the pandemic-related health restrictions concerning face to face meetings further delay our opportunity to present a live, in person performance to our audiences, the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj decided to celebrate World Theatre Day 2021 online.
To mark this momentous occasion, two of our company's celebrated performances will be available online on Saturday, March 27, namely Mihai Măniuţiu's 2003 staging of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, at 5 pm, followed by a 1995 production directed by Gábor Tompa, The Cabal of Hypocrites by Mikhail Bulgakov, presented on the same evening, at 8 pm.
In 1821, the first permanent Hungarian theatre venue was opened in Cluj, on Farkas / Kogălniceanu Street. The event is not only a celebration for the people of Cluj, but for us all, since it was the first permanent theatre building raised on any Hungarian-speaking territory. The building on Farkas / Kogălniceanu Street became the permanent home of the first professional theatre company, called the National Acting Society, which presented its performances in various locations in the almost 30 years of existence prior to the erection of this structure. The parcel was bought by Transylvanian counts and barons, and the building was built by volunteer craftsmen, with the help of countless enthusiastic donations.