Sixteen Productions to Compete at POSZT

Sixteen Productions to Compete at POSZT
May 22, 2008
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The 8th National Theatre Festival of Pécs (POSZT), one of Hungary's most important theatre events, will feature 16 performances in competition from seven troupes in Budapest, six from outside of the capital and three from ethnic Hungarian troupes outside of the country's borders.
The festival, slated for June 5-14, will feature more than 250 performances and other events.
"There are many different POSZTs, depending on how you look at the event. Theatre professionals focus on the plays in competition, but you must not forget that there are a great many events, at 40 venues," said festival co-director Tamás Jordán. "POSZT has organically incorporated" the OFF festival, the Young Genius programme for young performers, the Open Forum and roundtable discussions held on the book stage at Széchenyi Square, he added.
About 70pc of tickets have already been sold, and tickets for many performances are sold out, said managing director of festival organiser POSZT István Simon.
This year's POSZT will receive HUF 75 million in support from the Ministry of Education and Culture. This amount will be increased by an annual HUF 5 million for the next two years.
The performances in this year's competition were selected from 130 applicants by the renowned writer Endre Kukorelly:
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: The Visit
József Attila Theatre, Budapest
Directed by Sándor Zsótér
János Térey: Tafelmusik
Radnóti Miklós Theatre, Budapest
Directed by László Bagossy
László Márton: Aiming High
Gárdonyi Géza Theatre, Eger
Directed by Tibor Csizmadia
Zsigmond Móricz: Gentry Skylarking
Csokonai Theatre, Debrecen
Directed by Attila Vidnyánszky
Anton Chekhov: Ivanov
National Theatre of Pécs
Directed by Iván Funk
Attila Réthly: Szabadaz Á!
Csiky Gergely Theatre, Kaposvár
Directed by Attila Réthly
Béla Pintér: Demon's Children
Béla Pintér and His Company, Budapest
Directed by Béla Pintér
Kornél Mundruczó - Yvette Bíró: The Frankenstein Plan
Bárka Theatre, Budapest
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Vivien Nielsen: Breaking the Waves (Based on the film by Lars von Trier)
Hungarian Theatre of Budapest
Directed by Sándor Guelmino
András Vinnai - Viktor Bodó: An armchair
Móricz Zsigmond Theatre, Nyíregyháza
Directed by Viktor Bodó
László Garaczi: Plasma
Tamás Dömötör: Sugarshow
Kamara Savaria, Szombathely
Directed by Tamás Dömötör
A. N. Ostrovsky: The Storm
Bárka Theatre - Maladype Theatre, Budapest
Directed by Zoltán Balázs
Witold Gombrowicz: Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy
Tamási Áron Theatre, Sepsiszentgyörgy
Directed by László Bocsárdy
Dennis Kelly: Love & Money
Nézőpont Theatre, Székelyudvarhely
Directed by Pál Göttinger
András Urbán: Urbi et Orbi
Kosztolányi Dezső Theatre, Szabadka
Directed by András Urbán
For more information visit the POSZT website