Peer Gynt

KÁVA Theatre in Education Company, Budapest (HUN) Hungarian with simultaneous translation into German


Adapted from Henrik Ibsen in the translation by László Kunos and Zsuzsa Rakovszky
Direction Csaba Polgár
Dramaturgy Júlia Róbert
Stage & Costume Design Lili Izsák
Theater in Consultant Gábor Takács

With János Kardos, Orsolya Tóth, Kata Szilágyi, Melinda Milák, Viktor Bori, Sándor Terhes

Age 14 years and older
Duration 135 minutes

Time & Location

  • 05/09/19 8:00 pm
    GRIPS Theater / Podewil
  • 05/10/19 10:00 am
    GRIPS Theater / Podewil

The young farmer’s son Peer Gynt tries to escape his reality and ends up becoming increasingly tangled up in lies. The production investigates the theme of responsibility to yourself and to others as well as the topic of running away from unsolved problems. Part of the production includes interactive exchanges with the audience; the themes of the production are negotiated together over the course of conversations and playful formats.

Csaba Polgár (*1982) studied acting at the University for Acting and Film in Budapest. He is a founding member of the group HOPPart. In their work, which is created collectively, HOPPart searchs for new musical forms of theater. Polgár has been a member of the acting ensemble at the Örkény István Theater in Budapest since 2007 and has also worked as a director since 2008. The association Káva Drama/Theater and Pedagogy was founded in 1996 as the first professional company of its kind with the goal of combining aesthetics and sociopolitical education, theater and upbringing.