play written by
Böbe Bodor and Attila Lőrinczy
original music by
Gizella Bagó, Balázs Barna
Csaba Almássi J.
Zoltán D. Mucsi and Zsuzsa Kertes
Date of the opening: April 13, 2011
The Red Lion is a monodrama based on Mária Szepesi's novel published in 1946. Soon after its appearance the book was pulped as being dangerous, subversive literature and the saved copies were passed round for decades, enjoyed as forbidden fruit by those who could lay their hands on it. Still, the novel has become a cult work. The main subject of the book is immortality attained by an elixir, the Prima Materia. The story begins in 1535 and ends three hundred years later as we follow a reincarnated soul's development through subsequent lives and deaths.