the performance includes excrepts from Shall We Talk about Something Else?, The Full Diary and Funeral Sermon and Prayer by Sándor Márai
performed by Géza Hegedűs D.
stage adaptation | Fruzsina B. Török dramaturgy | Zsuzsa Radnóti
directed by László Marton
“I’d like to tell you about what happened to bourgeois culture during the ten years, which began on the day of the Anschluss, the end of the Austrian independence.”
Márai intended his work to be the third and final volume of Confessions of a Civilian. However, it remained forgotten among the author’s heritage until 2013. The manuscript is dated to 1950, so it could be regarded as Márai’s first completed work as a émigré. The author chose the starting date to be the day of the Anschluss in 1938, which he regarded as the death of Europe as we had known it. I Wanted to Remain Silent is a confession about an era lacking values, and also a precise account of bourgeois Europe and Hungary, interpreted by the magnificent actor, Géza Hegedűs D.
premiere | 10th September 2016 | Vígszínház | Studio