Together with the company of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, Silviu Purcărete stages Roger Vitrac's surreal drama Victor, or Power to the Children.
The world premiere of Vitrac’s drama was presented on the 24th December 1928 at the Comédie des Champs-Elysées. “The drama was written according to the canons of French boulevard plays. However, it has a very complex text”, analyses stage director Silviu Purcărete. In his opinion, "Victor, or Power to the Children is a monumental work of French literature. It’s a very complex play, maybe it has never been understood and maybe it never will be. The text continuously provokes, it’s impossible to solve. The drama cannot be translated literally. It has to be adapted, because it is full of puns and things connected to French spirituality that are embedded strongly in French culture and history. It seems – although I do not speak the language, but my colleagues’ explanations helped – that the Hungarian adaptation turned out rather well, and my colleagues and friends and I tried to go deep and to immerse ourselves together in this text.”
Victor, or Power to the Children
Directed by Silviu Purcărete
Set and costume Dragoş Buhagiar
Music Vasile Şirli
Musical consultant Katalin Incze G.
Director's assistant István Albu
Set designer`s assistants Petre-Tiberius Trifan and Vladimir Iuganu
Stage manager Imola Kerezsy
With Áron Dimény, Zsolt Bogdán, Emőke Kató, Csilla Varga, Csilla Albert, Ervin Szűcs, Andrea Vindis, József Biró, Imola Kézdi and Levente Molnár
Opening on the 29th November 2013
At the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, Romania
The performance is supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary