based on The Notebook by Ágota Kristóf
UNIVERSITY OF THEATRE AND FILM in Budapest
Direction: Péter Forgács
Set and Costume Design: Péter Forgács, Anni Fűzér
Musical and piano setting: Gábor Kemény
Éva Bata Balázs Csémy
László Józan Viktor Klem
Ádám Kovács Petra Kőrösi
Bálint Majorfalvi Andrea Petrik
Adrienn Réti András Rusznák
Renáta Tar Nóra Trokán
The performance Pain is based on the novel The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) by Agota Kristof. It is a story about Lucas and Klaus, a set of teenager twins evacuated to a village by their mother to avoid the war. The children at that time do not know anything about the world, they are driven by only one will: to survive. They grow up together, learn about human cruelty together, make themselves immune from it by performing daily de-sensititation exercises.
The performance consists of several short scenes put together like mosaics showing us their survival, and their growing up when they had to learn what suffering, hardship, hunger, pain, violence, poverty, lie, murder and death is just as what body, desire, man, woman, love and happiness is. As they grow up and survive, the inseparable twins also have to learn what it means to be lonely.
Length: 1 hour 50 min