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John Malkovich – “Just call me God” – Palace of Art – Budapest

Tuesday, April, 4. 2017.

7.30 p.m.

Palace of Arts (MÜPA) Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

District, IX. ,  1. Komor Marcell  Street – Budapest

Spring is in the Air and it’s coming up the 17th Spring Festival in Budapest  to be held  between March, 31 till April, 232017.

Get ready for a  hot  evening  at the Concert Hall when John Malkovich performance  “Just call me God”.

What else to be expected … a dictator’s final speech when John Malkovich takes the initiative and explains everything.

Cast: John Malkovich, Sophie von Kessel – prose.  Featuring: Martin Haselböck – organ, Franz Danksagmüller – electronica, Writer – Director: Michael Sturminger.

Returning to the festival, Malkovich will perform a new piece for theatre and music scripted by German author Michael Sturminger, titled: Just Call Me God, it explores the nature of despotic rule. ­

Since time immemorial, there have always been rulers or leaders to whom people attribute supernatural power, omnipotence, or even divine capacities. How is that possible? Why are we like that? Could it be we are so gullible and corrupt?

Following the Giacomo Variations, and Infernal Comedy – Confessions of a Serial Killer, which was also performed in Budapest, John Malkovich and Michael Sturminger have made another production of theatre and music, which will have its world premiere at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s futuristic concert hall. Following the premiere, Malkovich will put himself in the shoes of the tyrants of all times in London and at the Budapest Spring Festival, to make us confront the technology of despotism.

The musical counterpoint will be provided by organist and conductor Martin Haselböck, who also played an active part in the earlier productions. His selection represents a special cross-section of musical history, from Bach, through Messiaen, to György Ligeti.

Performance in English with Hungarian subtitles.

Source: Palace of Arts  – “This is your place”

Update: Aggie Reiter