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Georg Büchner

WOYZECK 16

The protagonist is the epitome of the low man who is unable to navigate the war and the vices of society. A "paper boat in the middle of the ocean", he is failed by his environment, mostly consisting of tight-lipped, burned-out characters who are gripped by anxiety, destructive instincts and love that has gone sour. Redemption offered in the form of a way out of this situation is constantly at arm's length, but its closeness only accelerates Woyzeck's fall towards the tragic ending. Like an entranced circus artist, he is overcome by gravity with an inevitable finality.

The young team of creators is looking for answers to the question whether we can still recognize and relive our emotions and our humanity in our apparent loneliness, battling for ficticious ideas. Which ideas can be considered natural and which ones are the destructive products of artificial social processes?

"Certain occasions are, how shall I put it, too significant to be exploited. Certain things will be shipwrecked on themselves.” – Franz Kafka

Translated by Miklós Vecsei

Premiere:
11 April 2018

National Theatre, Budapest