The second stage of the PROMETHEUS'22 co-production in Hungarian, Romanian, Slovenian and English, carried out in the framework of the European Theatre Union's Catastrophe project, has reached its second stage. The premiere of the production in Ljubljana will take place on Saturday 15 October, at 8pm, at the SNT Drama Ljubljana's Great Hall. The performance directed by Gábor Tompa will run for six more performances between October 16 and 22.
Based on the tragedy of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, the performance is a joint production of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, the State Theatre of Constanţa and SNT Drama Ljubljana.
The Cluj premiere of the production took place at the end of the 2021/2022 season, on 1 July. “It is safe to say that we have seen few better, more profound performances at the Cluj theatre in recent times. The multinational cast is a special feature, and during the rehearsal process they have become very well attuned to each other. The visual elements, sound effects and music emphasize the message of the production, and the fast-paced events engage the audience. At the same time, the characters in the play are portrayed by great actors, with Slovenian Igor Samobor, who plays Prometheus, playing the lead role with great depth and conviction.” – wrote Csaba Nánó following the premiere.
The next Cluj performance of PROMETHEUS'22 will take place on Saturday, November 26, at 7pm, as part of the Interferences International Theatre Festival.
The production features Igor Samobor, Domen Novak, Eva Jesenovec (SNT Drama Ljubljana), Cătălina Mihai, Florin Aioane, Ecaterina Lupu, Mirela Pană, Dana Dumitrescu (State Theatre of Constanţa), Gábor Viola, Áron Dimény, Tamás Kiss, Anikó Pethő, Eszter Román, Zsolt Bogdán, Andrea Vindis, Melinda Kántor (Hungarian Theatre of Cluj).
Alongside the director, Gábor Tompa, the creative team includes also: Erwin Șimșensohn (the director's collaborator), Carmencita Brojboiu (set elements and costumes), Vasile Șirli (composer), Ágnes Kali (dramaturg), Ferenc Sinkó (choreographer), Radu Daniel (video artist) and Gyopár Bocskai (assistant visual designer).
The production will also premiere in Constanţa in January 2023, and will participate in the Finisterra Festival in Porto, in February 2023, an event organized by the São João National Theatre and the European Theatre Union.