Alcestis

Directed by: Andrej Visky
Set and costume design: Zsófia Gábor
Adaptation: Benji Horváth, after Euripides and Ted Hughes
Dramaturgy: Johanna Bertóti
Music: Péter Visky
Movement coordinator: Hunor-József Varga
Assistant director: Levente Imecs-Magdó
Lights and sound: Júlia Sipos

Cast:

ALCESTIS – Emőke Pál
ADMETOS – Levente Imecs-Magdó/ Csongor-Béla Köllő
APOLLO – Hunor-József Varga
DEATH – Orsolya Veres
HERACLES – Zsolt Csepei/ Richárd Baja
SERVANT – Rebeka Kolcza

Synopsis:
Admetus, the king of Pheraea, has to die young, but Apollo, who is serving a previous sentence at the king’s house, convinces the goddesses of fate that if a relative will take the death in his place, he can be saved. The only one willing to make this sacrifice is Alcestis, the wife of Admetus. This is the tragedy. But then Heracles appears, with all sorts of unexpected surprises up his sleeve. This is the comedy.

Premiere date: 27th of May, 2022, 7 pm
Premiere venue: ZIZ art and social area, Paris street nr. 5-7, Cluj

The project has financed by the AFCN, Bethlen Gábor Fund, Ördögkatlan Festival and EMMI, and the Communitas Fundation.

Photos by Tamás Zoltán.