Árpád Schilling / Krétakör
A Párt – Die Partei – The Party

The Party is over – but we keep on going

Out of Graz, Performance / Premiere in German-speaking countries


In ungarischer Sprache mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung
Einführung zum Stück um 19.00
Konzert The Party Band
Fr 17.10., 21.30
Eintritt frei
Kleine Zeitung Salon Ungarn im Fokus
Sa 18.10., 17.00
Eintritt frei
Workshop für junges Publikum ab 12 Jahren
Fr 17.10., 13.00 – 18.00
Leitung Panthersie für Europa

Bad Gleichenberg

Production specifics
Erstaufführung im deutschsprachigen Raum

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, Trafó House of Contemporary Art, Théâtre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine & Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Gefördert durch Szélkerék Ltd. & Open Society Foundation

Mit Unterstützung durch Bakelit Multi Art Center & Vision Team

Kopräsentation NXTSTP, unterstützt durch das Kulturprogramm der Europäischen Union

Nightlinesponsor Holding Graz

Árpád Schilling is one of the most innovative Hungarian theatre-makers and his group known as Krétakör – in English chalk circle – is one of the best known on the country’s independent scene. Years ago, in addition to their conventional work for theatre, the director, who has staged productions at Vienna’s Burgtheater and international opera houses, also turned the Krétakör collective into an experimental platform, an activist strike force. Not at least, in order to be able to react to current social and political tensions in Hungary.

Originally, the aim of the play was to investigate the relationship of the Hungarian middle class living in small-town settings to power and national politics. A lot has happened in the mean time – in Hungary and in Europe. For one, the Hungarian author and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature Imre Kertész, a Holocaust survivor, was awarded and accepted the Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary’s highest state accolade – the order that was awarded to Hermann Göring by Miklós Horthy in the 1940s.

On the other hand, the former Hungarian Minister of Justice Tibor Navracsics was nominated EU Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Citizenship. So a representative of the government that has in recent years obstructed the freedom of the press, civil society, and critical art is now to take charge of these very future agendas in Europe. Árpád Schilling therefore arrived at the conclusion that an analytical examination is no longer possible, and that an extremely personal opinion is far more important:

“How can one continue to live here as a thinking person, with the fear of losing my mind from one moment to the next, selling myself with some order or other, or some seemingly noble gesture. The adapted version with the subtitle ‘The Party is over – but we keep on going’ is a cry, a cry of hope that we may be able to prevent the European advance of this narrow-minded, cynical and very dangerous power.”

Árpád Schilling

Autorin / Autor, Text: Árpád Schilling
Autorin / Autor, Text: Éva Zabezsinszki
Regie: Árpád Schilling
Musik: Imre Lichtenberger Bozoki
Musik: Krisztián Vranik
Musik: Lawrence Williams
Lichtregie: Ándras Éltetö
Kostüme: Sosa Juristovszky
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Levente Boros
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Imre Lichtenberger Bozoki
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Ernö Hock
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Emöke Kiss-Végh
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Annamária Láng
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Támas Ördög
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Ádám Mészáros
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Lilla Sárosdi
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Árpád Schilling
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Sándor Terhes
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Krisztián Vranik
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Lawrence Williams


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Árpád Schilling / Krétakör

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Árpád Schilling / Krétakör