Don Juan is coming soon...
Even for those who had never read or seen any Don Juan stories in their lives, the name Don Juan means the tempter, the irresistible type of man. But where does this charm come from? Nice appearance? Gentility? Money? Nice words? Disarming gall? Extravagance? The excitement of sin and viciousness? In Moliére’s and Brecht’s play Don Juan sweeps women off their feet by promising them marriage, so by the opportunity of a virtous, secure and conventional type of life.
This is unabashadly trite. And perhaps this is the secret. He does not have any demonic charm, he just appeals to our desires. He plays on our desire for an adventurous, exciting, and complete life. Brecht turns this round – he does not concentrate on the figure of Don Juan but on the motives that make us create Don Juans. We opprobriate and judge Don Juans, but still draw to them.
For Sándor Zsótér director and Júlia Ungár translator, playreader these were the starting points. With the help of the actors they analyze the contradictions and the big life lies ordinary poeple live in.
Zsótér always uses the theater space fine and „confronts” it with the features of the actors’ bodies. All of his Brecht-directions are the radical reconsiderations of the relation between visual depiction and language tool system.
Director: Sándor Zsótér
Translator and playreader: Júlia Ungár
Set: Mária Ambrus
Costume: Mari Benedek
Performers: Rita Kerkay, Erika Tankó, Zoltán Lendváczky, Norbert Nagy, Ákos Orosz, Márton Pallag
Opening Night: 5 May 2013, Maladype Base