György Dragomán


1h 45' without intermission

Gyuri, the housband
Áron Dimény
Márta, the wife
Imola Kézdi
Annamari, their daughter
Eszter Román
Grandmother, Gyuri's mother
Andrea Kali
Krisztina, Gyuri's mistress, actress
Csilla Albert
Veress comrade, Krisztina's father
Ervin Szűcs
Lieutenant Balla
Szabolcs Balla
Captain Bajko
András Buzási
Barta, employee of the Department of the Interior
Zsolt Gedő
Lajoska, mover
Attila Orbán
Jánoska, mover
Alpár Fogarasi

directed by
András Visky
set design
Dénes Miklósi
costume design
Carmencita Brojboiu
set designer`s assistant
Ilona Lőrincz
director's assistant
Emőke Veres
stage manager
Pál Böjthe
Date of the opening: november 16, 2016

Galoshes introduces us into an endogamous and promiscuous small town from Transylvania, in which the lives of the persecutor and of the persecutee, of the member of the secret police, of intellectuals and that of the cunning workers cannot be separated. Everyone is Hungarian, they all share a common language-code, as György Dragomán inserts the play into the myth of Iphigenia: the family pushes a 16 year old girl into the arms of the head of the secret police, in hope of getting emigrant passports. The performance itself is an introduction of sorts into the 1980s, through the life of an intellectual family. By using the tools of cinéma verité, all becomes humanly: the space, the objects, the acting itself. It is about the lives of someone else, which still resonate within us: it is this closeness that might pose an interest even to those who had not been present during the 1980s. They can recognize that they somehow still have the same experiences at school, at home, or at the level of human connection.
András Visky