The show has been available for online viewing from Friday 27 November 17:00 till Sunday 29 November 17:00.
Being in a coma is being in a vulnerable state. It’s inertia. It’s marking time. The opposite of freedom. Human beings are prone to imprisoning themselves in lies, imaginary realities, old traumas, repetitive abuses.
Based on the Hungarian translation by: László Kúnos
Torvald Helmer: Péter Árus
Nora: Kinga Ötvös
Mrs. Linde: Csilla Albert
Krogstad: Lóránd Váta
Dr. Rank: Gábor Viola
Anne-Marie: Melinda Kántor
Kiddo: Zsuzsa Tőtszegi
John, the delivery guy: Platz János
Adapted for stage by: Ágnes Kali, Botond Nagy
Dramaturgy by: Ágnes Kali
Directed by: Botond Nagy
Visual Design: András Rancz
Stage space: Carmencita Brojboiu and András Rancz
Costumes: Carmencita Brojboiu
Music and Sound Design: Bence Kónya-Ütő
Stage Movement: Kinga Ötvös
Digital Graphics: Szidónia Szederjesi
Light Design: Romeo Groza
Duration: 1h430min s
Produced by: Hungarian Theatre of Cluj – 2019
In Hungarian, with Romanian subtitles
Not recommended for viewers under the age of 14
They tend to yield to coma-like states and powerlessly hope for miracles. But for how long can we hold ourselves captive? For how long can we embellish our solitary confinement with lies? And what happens if we wake up from this state of unconsciousness? If we realize that the miracle we are waiting for is just a gaping black hole that dissolves in holograms and ultimately leaves us to fend for ourselves?
Nóra realizes that the doll house she inhabits is getting increasingly narrower. That behind the embellished walls lie the recurring catatonic nightmares which she must fight if she wants to become a human being. If she wants to be free. With freedom comes sacrifice.
Awakening is a painful process, a swirling hypnosis. A tarantella. A fight, where cruelty finds you without accoutrements. Agamemnon sacrifices Iphigenia in order to win the war. And Nóra sacrifices her present in order to win her own wars. Nowadays, women spend several years in prison because they stand up for their rights. Nóra has done her time and can now leave her dollhouse.
Photo credit: István Biró