On October 27 and 28, at 8 pm, in the Studio Hall, the Gyula Castle Theatre, the Transformation Foundation and the Spectrum Theatre will present a joint production of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj entitled The World of Two Moons, directed by Zsolt Bogdán. The text of the performance was written and edited by Kriszta Szorcsik and Zsolt Bogdán based on the letters, poems and published articles of Ágnes Nemes Nagy and Balázs Lengyel.
The two-actor performance features Zsolt Bogdán and Kriszta Szorcsik, who stated the following about the performance: "As Ágnes Nemes Nagy is swept away by the 'real, but genuinely real sand of the Sahara Desert’, taking her into the time before Christ, to Pharaoh Akhenaten, to Balázs Lengyel, to whom she is "bound by tender threads", reading his poems, the body and the soul are weakened by the threads, by the play, by beauty, by the touch of unknown angels, by the fragrance of the Transylvanian batul apple, at the bottom of the hay stack, until finally they dissolve in the great Unknown, in the journey... in the ups and downs, and the ins and outs. All this happens at the same time, "in the same valley, in the same spot together"... Our thirst for beauty, our search for beauty, has thus become part of a single encounter. We have become "one and not a One" through his poems throughout time. Join us."
The poet Ágnes Nemes Nagy was a leading and decisive figure of Hungarian literature after the Second World War. Balázs Lengyel was a writer, essayist and literary organizer, and the most important critic of the Újhold magazine. Their destinies were inextricably intertwined, and despite the fact that their marriage ended in divorce, their intellectual community and friendship remained unbroken. Their lives included vocal resistance and then silent survival during the dictatorship, war and prison camps, and also exclusion, rescuing and hiding the persecuted after the euphoria of the "three years of literature".
The world premiere of the play that will take place in Cluj took place this summer in the Chamber Hall of the Gyula Castle Theatre.