PROMETHEUS '22, a co-production in Hungarian, Romanian, Slovenian and English, directed by Gábor Tompa, has reached its third stage, in the framework of the European Theatre Union's Catastrophe project. It will have its third premiere, this time in Constanţa on Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm at the Oleg Danovsky National Ballet and Opera House, with an additional performance on January 27 at 7 pm.
The Cluj premiere of the production took place on July 1, at the end of the 2021/2022 season, while its Ljubljana premiere took place on October 15, during the 2022/2023 season at SNT Drama Ljubljana.
The production, based on the tragedy of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, is a joint production of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, the Constanţa State Theatre and SNT Drama Ljubljana.
“How could this free-fall of ours caused by greed-inflated chimeras, an insatiable greed, be stopped... Greed for news, not desire for knowledge; greed for entertainment (!!!! ) and the inability to experience joy; the greed to swallow the "youth without old age" mindset of all the media stars; increasingly fallacious stories... the fear of suffering and turning the slightest discomfort into disaster; an addiction to living in a mediated reality, in front of an increasingly bigger screen, able to absorb our entire being.” – wrote Crenguța Manea about the performance.
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 take part in the Finisterra Festival in Porto on February 10 and 11, organized by the São João National Theatre and the Union of European Theatres.