Weöres Sándor Szinház (Szombathely/Hungary) collaborated with the theatres De Toneelmakerij in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Deutsches Theater in Berlin (Germany) to find out what was occupying the minds of the young generation today. What emerged was a clear theme of democracy – its meaning and implication both now and in the future. Each theatre created a new production based on their combined research. See details of the other two performances in this collaboration on our Performances page.
In Hungary in the 2000s there was an astonishing number of murders committed by young people.
After a thorough investigation of these cases, we created a fictional documentary story in which we deliberately avoided obvious motives such as poverty, drug addiction or severe psychiatric stress.
We were curious to see how seemingly consolidated, wealthy young people - much like those in ancient Greek tragedies - could commit the most serious crime: matricide.
In our production, the circumstances and motives of the story reveal themselves in the overlapping of the narratives of the sixteen-year-old high school girl Stuci, her nineteen-year-old friend Zsomer, and the monologues of her mother Erika, a fifty-four-year-old librarian.
With: Judit Németh, Boglárka Nagy-Bakonyi, Csaba Kenderes
Props: Viktória Takács
Prompter: Ágnes Jenei
Assistant director: Bernát Pados
Theatre pedagogue: Gyöngyi Németh
Director: Attila Réthly
Premiere: 15 December 2019