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Ágnes Kali and Gábor Tompa

Prometheus ʼ22

Original title: Προμηθεύς Δεσμώτης
Hommage à Beckett
After Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound

Director

Gábor Tompa

Opening in Cluj

1 July 2022

Opening in Ljubljana

15 October 2022

Duration:

95 minutes

Our adaptation of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound aims to be a meditation on the condition of the intellectuals in the 21st century. In a digitalized and strongly manipulated world of news networks and social media, truth has become extremely relative, so that even fact-checks can end up being considered as fake news. In our extremely ideologized and divided world, in which dialogue has become almost impossible and debates are reduced to extreme reactions, hate speech is now a daily routine, often fuelled by governments that support extreme political ideas. In such conditions the role of intellectuals – scientists, doctors, artists – has become more difficult but also more responsible, if they are to watch the world with an objective eye and share their knowledge to the people, even with the risk of being persecuted in the same way as happened to Prometheus in the mythological time.

Prometheus stole knowledge for the people, but they have forgotten to use it. True knowledge has become as undervalued as true voices. Today, in the Tower of Babel, there are only echoes instead of different languages.

The production will aim to shed a more ironic and lucid light on the myth that experiences revivals in the world of today.

Gábor Tompa

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR OF PROMETHEUS BOUND

Kajetan Gantar

Drama Igralec: Kajetan Gantar | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Erwin Şimşensohn

Drama Igralec: Erwin Şimşensohn | odpri ustvarjalca

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

Carmencita Brojboiu

Drama Igralec: Carmencita Brojboiu | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Vasile Şirli

Drama Igralec: Vasile Şirli | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Ágnes Kali

Drama Igralec: Ágnes Kali | odpri ustvarjalca

CHOREOGRAPHER

Ferenc Sinkó

Drama Igralec: Ferenc Sinkó | odpri ustvarjalca

VIDEO DESIGNER

Radu Daniel

Drama Igralec: Radu Daniel | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT TO SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

Gyopár Bocskai

Drama Igralec: Gyopár Bocskai | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Prometheus Bound

Igor SamoborDrama Igralec: Igor Samobor | odpri igralca

Prometheus

Tamás Kiss/Florin Aioane/Domen NovakDrama Igralec: Domen Novak | odpri igralca

Kratos

Anikó Pethő

Bia

Áron Dimény

Hephaestus

Ecaterina Lupu/Eva JesenovecDrama Igralec: Eva Jesenovec | odpri igralca/Eszter Román

Io

Mirela Pană

Hermes

Zsolt Bogdán

Oceanus

Chorus:

Dana Dumitrescu

Chief correspondent

Andrea Vindis

Influencer

Ecaterina Lupu/Eva JesenovecDrama Igralec: Eva Jesenovec | odpri igralca/Eszter Román

Radio reporter

Domen NovakDrama Igralec: Domen Novak | odpri igralca/Florin Aioane/Tamás Kiss

Camera operator

Tamás Kiss/Florin Aioane/Domen NovakDrama Igralec: Domen Novak | odpri igralca

Expert

Melinda Kántor

Journalist

Olimpos Stage

Igor SamoborDrama Igralec: Igor Samobor | odpri igralca

Protagonist

Gábor Viola

Zeus, the director

Cătălina Mihai

Hera, the director's assistant

Áron Dimény

Luke, the lighting technician

Schedule

Festivals

2022

Interferences International Theatre Festival, Cluj, Romania

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