The Reunification of the Two Koreas – Katona József Theater – Budapest

Coming up  performances during the month of April with English subtitles

Katona József Theater – Budapest

 District, V., 6. Petőfi Sándor Street

Tuesday, April, 17. 2018. 

Katona József is one of the major art theaters in Hungary, staging classic Hungarian and international drama, as well as a selection of contemporary plays. The theater gives great importance to foreigners living in Budapest/Hungary by presenting Hungarian actors performance.


The Reunification of the Two Koreas is not about politics. It is neither about Korea nor Hungary. It can be applied to everything and everybody, as it presents both tragic and comic situations; a French newspaper called it “the tart kaleidoscope of human relations”. “The Reunification of the Two Koreas is a series of unrelated snapshots. These ironic-humorous fragments of stories are most similar to a number of short stories written on the same subject.” – says the author on his play.

Joël Pommerat is one of the most interesting creators of today’s French theater; he is an author, director and artistic director at the same time. He only directs his own plays, his working method is based on cooperative experimenting and improvisation. On his fortieth birthday he has started an unusual project: he promised the actors of his company to write a new play for them each year through the next forty years. The project has been going on since 2004. Pommerat and his company have worked and is still working in Peter Brook’s theater, Théatre des Bouffes du Nord, the Odéon of Paris and the National Theater of Brussels as well. The Reunification of the Two Koreas premiered in the Odéon, in 2013.

Cast: Alexandra Borbély, Tamás Keresztes, Andrea Fullajtár, János Kulka, Eszter Ónodi, Ervin Nagy, Judit Rezes, András Ötvös, Ági Szirtes, László Sáry. Translated by Dorottya Timkovics, Set-design – Balázs Cziegler, Costumes – Anni Füzér, Dance – Johanna Bodor, Dramaturg – Tamara Török, Assistant – Judit Gerlóczi, Director – Gábor Máté

Tickets available from  Thursday, February, 15.  on the spot and/or through web page (mind you only Hungarian written page!)

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