Subterranean Artist in Residency Program Presents:
Experimental Theater piece from Budapest
Saturday June 8th, 8pm
& Sunday June 9th – 7pm
$10-15 sliding scale
tickets available at the door
Magical Realism and poetic imagery from Eastern Europe. The character: Mari is a previously renowned noble-minded poetess. An Eastern European, her life had been influenced by personal dramas and those of the region: the Holocaust and the Communist regime. She now finds herself in a hostile consumerism where she feels like an exile. She only trusts her inner life thereby liberates herself from crude “reality” into an allegoric dimension, to a World of Poems. She is hovering above mundane factuality, far from bourgeois – conformist pretentiousness. The other characters bring out her constant perplexity with the world, the worldliness, her clumsily graceful way of being and absurd humor. The play explores time, aging, and the possibility of repairing the past -the absurdity of the human condition itself. This type of theatre is non-verbal and negates rationalism because it supposes that rational thought, like language, only deals with the superficial aspects of things.
About the performer: Csaba Hernadihas been a member prestigious theater groups including that of Tamas Ascher, the world-renowned stage director. His performance is genuinely dreamlike, atmospheric to its core, and delivered with ethereal commitment, humanity, and intensity. Since leaving Hungary Csaba has been learning and working with world-famous butoh master Hiroko Tamano in Berkeley.