13. 05. 2024

ELEKTRA AT THE ROMANIAN CREATIVE WEEK IN IAŞI

The Hungarian Theatre of Cluj production of Elektra, directed by Botond Nagy, will be presented at the Romanian Creative Week in Iaşi. The production, based on the tragedy of Sophocles, will be performed on May 15 at 8 pm in the "CUB" hall of the Iaşi National Theatre. The stage adaptation of the text was penned by Ágnes Kali and Botond Nagy.

The production is also in the running for the Romanian Theatre Association's (UNITER) Best Direction and Best Lighting Design awards in 2024.

Romanian Creative Week is a cultural and creative event that aims to showcase the country's diverse artistic and creative talent. The initiative aims to showcase Romania's cultural diversity and innovative creative industries. The event will feature a wide range of art forms, including visual arts, design, fashion, theatre, music, etc. The event will offer a unique platform for artists, designers and creative professionals to network, collaborate and bring new ideas to life, while showcasing to the public Romania's creative energy and innovative potential.

"I feel that this transcription of Sophocles is likely to make its presence felt on stage for many years to come. The dramaturgy conceived by Ágnes Kali and Botond Nagy's direction offer a clear revival of the myth of Elektra, with a communication along the myth-present day continuum. I'm aware that we are currently beset by our problems with various Elektras, Aegisthuses and Clytemnestras..., and that this endows each of these characters with power and relevance, with sometimes subtle, sometimes crude expression." - writes Demostene Șofron about the performance.

The production is directed by Botond Nagy, with the collaboration of set and costume designer Dragoș Buhagiar, dramaturg Ágnes Kali and composer Claudiu Urse. The lighting design was created by Botond Nagy.

The lead role will be portrayed by Csilla Albert, with further roles to be played by Enikő Györgyjakab, Lóránd Váta, Tamás Kiss, Róbert Kardos M. and Eszter Román.

Tickets for Elektra's performance in Iaşi can be purchased at myticket.ro, while tickets for the Cluj performances can be purchased at the theatre's box office (weekdays between 10 am and 2 pm) and online at huntheater.biletmaster.ro.