Johannes von Tepl

Death and the Ploughman


Showman K
Áron Dimény
Death's master of ceremony
Lóránd Váta
The tattered Death / High style figure of Death
Enikő Györgyjakab
High style figure of Death
Emőke Kató
High style figure of Death
Andrea Vindis
Speaking Silent Death
Imola Kézdi
Torn / Blind Death / Shadow of Death
Csilla Albert
Death on holiday / Byzantine / Corsican Death
Loránd Farkas
Elegant / Byzantine Death
Ferenc Sinkó
Enthusiastic / Satisfied Death
Csilla Varga
Grim / Byzantine / Corsican Death
Attila Orbán
Acrobat Death
Réka Csutak
Comic Death
Gábor Viola
Pretentious Death
Júlia Laczó
Shy Death
Melinda Kántor
Agile Death / Shadow of Death
Rita Sigmond
Glamorous / Byzantine / Corsican Death
Csaba Marosán
Angel faced Death / Shadow of Death
Éva Imre
Cameraman, Beatboxer
Szabolcs Balla

directed by
Mihai Măniuțiu
András Visky
Tamás Jónás, András Visky
play written by
Mihai Măniuțiu
set and costume design
Adrian Damian
Vava Ștefănescu
music composed by
Şerban Ursachi
András Visky
stage manager
Yvonne Nagy

Date of the opening: September 08, 2013
Date of pre-opening: 8 September 2013
Date of opening: 4 October 2013

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes without intermission

The notorious and always enigmatic TV-star and producer, K, owner of several TV channels – K PLUS, K MINUS, K DISCOVERY, K MUSIC, K SPORT and K NEWS – decided to make a broadcast entitled Death and the Ploughman based on a text written by Johannes von Tepl. The sudden death of his beloved wife determined him to build a program on this 15th century text.
After the show, K, the big star will choose whether to kill himself or not.

Mihai Măniuţiu’s brave performance has a characteristic originality, twisting the well-known world of TV shows in order to create the deep and honest moments of facing death.

The spectators find themselves in the middle of a live TV show, with dancing and music. They participate at the creation of the live program and also at the edited show, which is broadcast on a big screen in front of them.

Johannes von Tepl’s text was adapted to the stage by Mihai Măniuţiu, while the dramaturgy and the Hungarian translation of the play were created by András Visky. Music was composed by Şerban Ursachi and original songs were written by Tamás Jónás and András Visky. The set and costume design evoking the high-tech world of TV studios was created by Adrian Damian, choreography was created by Vava Ştefănescu.