CELEBRATING TIBOR ZALÁN 60TH BIRTHDAY.
Friends, colleagues, fellow writers, theater lovers gathered together celebrating along with Tibor Zalán – József Attila Prize-winning poet, writer, painter at his 60th birthday gala evening show. The celebration was held on August, 27. at the Water Theater in the he City of Szarvas. The whole show was conducted by his buddy Peter Huzella -Kossuth Prize-winning composer and guitarist-singer. Within the celebration joined the Jókai Theater ‘s artists with performances written by home and ongoing at the city of Békéscsaba and fellow. The evening show was rolling along from one presentation to the other and in between the actors all said a few words playing parts from the scripts he has written. A Birthday celebration, especially the 60th would not be without a Birthday Cake… no way and it arrived in an unusual way … on a vessel from the other side of the River Körös. The major of Szarvas, the director of the Water Theater and the Jókai theater members started to give it a go to pull over the vessel with the use of attached moorings, and soon called out for help tp the audience and many where keeping up their steps reaching the stage to give a helping hand in pulling the heavy load! The „Birthday Cake” arrived with burning torches symbolizing candles and smoke on the water filled the air. So when the vessel was at the bank of the water theater’s stage the huge cake box was opened naturally by the celebrated Tibor Zalán. The three-story cake suddenly showed levels of his latest book. Booking signing followed the celebration and everybody in the audience received a slice of cake to join in the celebration. There was a high number of audience present and even the director of the Jokai Theater said: Quote: „If this celebration would have had been arranged at the Jokai Theater in Békéscsaba, there the audience would not have fit in the theater.” Also added a theater director’s heart is overwhelm when he see this number of participating audience. Here at Szarvas the locals certainly proved they are surely theater loving folks.
Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter