This co-production by Katona József Theatre and Sputnik Shipping Company, Anamnesis tries to create a picture of the Hungarian health care system. Before beginning to rehearse the show, different clinical specialists and members of the audience of Katona were asked to share their experiences and stories related to the topic. The actors also undertook field work in various types of hospitals and institutes gaining the experience and personal impressions they could later put into their characters and the scenes. Almost everybody has seen an autopsy.
This musical, absurd, awfully funny, dynamic, carefully planned and light-hearted performance is based on great acting, an awesome amount of background investigation and easy-going direction, and observes a subject that is of crucial importance to all of us: Illness. Death. Recovery. Losing a friend or a family member. An unexpected tragedy. The anomalies of the health care system. Corruption. Commercials. The business of death. Blood and autopsy. Exhausted staff in the hospitals breaking records of sleep deprivation. Screwed patients. Malpractice. Doctors performing miracles.
Directed by Viktor BODÓ
With Balázs CZUKOR, István DANKÓ, Gábor FÁBIÁN, Károly HAJDUK, Anna HAY / Adél JORDÁN, Péter JANKOVICS, Tamás KERESZTES, Lehel KOVÁCS, Vilmos KUN, Bence LAJKÓ, András LAJOS, Ferenc LENGYEL, Béla MÉSZÁROS, Éva OLSAVSZKY, Hanna PÁLOS, Zoltán SZABÓ, Rozi SZÉKELY, Ági SZIRTES, Ferenc TÓTH SIMON, Vilmos VAJDAI
A joint production by Katona József Theatre and Sputnik Shipping Company (Szputynik Hajózási Társaság)
Presented in the context of the Hungarian Showcase 2013
At Katona József Theatre
The 8th March 2013, 7.00 pm
The whole presentation is on the Hungarian Showcase 2013 website