The Man Who Could Talk Only What He Read

The Man Who Could Talk Only What He Read

Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre from Timișoara (RO)

The characters of the show are sitting around a table, discussing some of the most fundamental questions of human life. Is there such crime that can be morally justified? Can a murderer become a hero if the context of his crime justifies his act? Which one is more valuable, the life of a human or the life of an animal? Along with these, Sitaru's text reflects on how our language, the words that we learn as a child, and that we use on a daily basis can change or influence our individual perception of reality, our fantasies and rationality.
"The limits of my language are the limits of my world" - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Adrian Sitaru (b. 1971) is one of the most successful movie directors of the New Romanian Cinema. He is the author of award-winning films such as ”Waves", ”Best intentions",  ”Domestic", "Illegitimate", "Art". In 2018 he directed the performance ”Illegitimate”, produced by the Hungarian State Theatre in Cluj-Napoca, in which he introduced virtual reality technology for the first time in Romanian theatre.

Written and directed by: Adrian Sitaru
Set design and costumes: Velica Panduru
Set designer’s assistant: Sabina Reus
Cinematography: Adrian Silișteanu
Video: Mona Szucsik, Sorin Szucsik
Dramaturgy: Balázs Nóra
Music composed by: Cári Tibor
Translated by: Szabó Andor

Performed by: Kocsárdi Levente, Lőrincz Rita, Czüvek Loránd/Jancsó Előd, Vajda Boróka, Lanstyák Ildikó/Hegyi Kincső, Molnos András Csaba, Tokai Andrea, Barti Lehel András, Kiss Attila, Mátyás Zsolt Imre

Duration: 1 h 50 min
Performed in Hungarian with English and Romanian surtitles

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