class="">The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorki

The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorki

24 October, 25 October | 18:00
“I. L. Caragiale” National Theatre, Sala Mare (Big Hall)

“In Gorky’s playwriting canon, The Lower Depths is the most inspired, contradictory, beautiful and relevant play. The play echoes the world we live in today, on social, political and cultural levels. Loneliness of the individual, loneliness of a social group, loneliness of a nation, a country, and the constant battle about what it means to be individual and what it means to be part of a society – are all present in it….”



“The Lower Depths paints the world at the limit of disappearance, at the limit of collapse. The characters are people who have no home, no families, no money, no means for existence, no jobs, no hope for the future, they are at the very end of the limit. They live in a world where God almost doesn’t exist. So we ask ourselves, how far can humanity go before it ceases to exist?” (Yuri Kordonsky)

Translated into Hungarian by: Annamária Radnai

Dramaturgy: András Visky


Mihail Kostiliov: Attila Orbán

Vasilisa: Imola Kézdi

Nataşa: Éva Imre

Vaska Pepel: Gábor Viola

Andrei Kleşci: Loránd Farkas

Anna: Júlia Laczó

Nastia: Anikó Pethő

Bubnov: Sándor Keresztes

The Baron: Ervin Szűcs

Satin: Miklós Bács

The Actor: Áron Dimény

Luka: Zsolt Bogdán

The Tatar: Péter Árus

Directed by: Yuri Kordonsky

Set Design: Dragoș Buhagiar

Assistant director and dramaturgist: Noémi Vajna

Assistant Sets and Costume Designer: Ioana Popescu

Duration: 3 h 15 min  (with intermission) 

The Hungarian State Theatre, Cluj