George Orwell

Animal Farm

Musical

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Published in 1945, George Orwell's satirical novel Animal Farm is in fact an allegory and a critique of the Stalinist Soviet Union, and in a broader context, it explores how an initially beautiful and noble idea can degenerate into a total dictatorship.

Could we predict in advance what are the precursors that will lead to the construction of such a system? Can we detect these signs that precede revolutions in the way secret organizations are managed, meetings are held, marches sung in secret or by the features of certain characters?

The victory of the "revolution" brings forth the most glorious era: the economy is booming, in the context of abundance everyone receives double rations, participates in democratic rallies, makes common decisions, commemorates the glorious fight against man, the security of all being ensured by the seven commands agreed upon by everyone. In parallel, however, the ideal of equality is distorted as pigs come to power. They are beginning to enjoy more and more privileges in various fields: they learn to read and write, they are the ones who receive the milk, they do not work, but "lead"; the meetings disappear, "history" and the laws are reformed according to their own will.

As such, Orwell asks the following question: could social equality be actually achieved or will there always be a need for someone who works and someone else who leads?

Events
NOV
3
Wed
20:00
Animal Farm
in Hungarian
Hungarian National Theatre Cluj - Hungarian National Opera Cluj - Main Hall
10+ tickets
 
CAST AND CREW
Director: Puskás Zoltán

Cast:
The farmer: ALPÁR FOGARASI
Napoleon, the pig: GÁBOR VIOLA
Snowball, the pig: LORÁND FARKAS
Squealer, the pig: ANDRÁS BUZÁSI
Moses, the raven: CSILLA ALBERT
Boxer, the horse: ERVIN SZŰCS
Clover, the horse: GIZELLA KICSID
Mollie, the horse: ANDREA VINDIS
Benjamin, the donkey: SZABOLCS BALLA
Cat: ANIKÓ PETHŐ
Dogs: ZSOLT GEDŐ,TAMÁS KISS
Mr. Whymper: RÓBERT LACZKÓ VASS
Hens: MELINDA KÁNTOR, ZSUZSA TŐTSZEGI, ESZTER ROMÁN, ÉVA IMRE Cow: CSILLA VARGA
Sheeps; CSABA MAROSÁN, ANDREA KALI
Pigs: ÁDÁM BALÁZS, ÁDÁM FERENCZ, SZILÁRD GÁSPÁR-BARRA, ÁKOS KEREKES, ÁRON SÁROSI
Puppies: VENCZEL LORINCZ-SZABÓ, GUSZTÁV-TIVADAR MAGYARI
People: JÓZSEF CSISZÉR JR., VIKTOR DUBOVAN, JÁNOS NAGY, NORBERT SZALLOS, SZILÁRD SZŐCS

Music composed by DÁVID KLEMM, ERVIN ERŐS
Costume design: ANDREA LEDENJÁK
Set design: ZOLTÁN PUSKÁS
Choreography: MELINDA JAKAB
Director's assistant: EMŐKE B. VERES
Stage manager: RÉKA ZONGOR
Light design: RÓBERT MAJOROS
Lyrics: RÓBERT LÉNÁRD
Set designer assistant: GYOPÁR BOCSKAI
Correpetition: ZOLTÁN HORVÁTH

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