The Penthesilea Program

destinies and games in one act 

costume design | Judit Pusztai
dramaturgy | Csaba Székely and Róbert Vörös
dramaturgy consultant | Hanna Szász

directed by | Réka Kincses

Réka Kincses is a young Hungarian film director, writer and playwright born in Tigru Mures, Romania and currently living in Germany. Her film, Campionul balcanic won the prize for best documentary film at the 38th Hungarian Film Festival in 2007. This production of The Penthesilea Program, directed by Kincses herself, is her debut in Hungary as a playwright. It is a family story spanning over generations as seen through the eyes of an exceptionally talented female author, filled with raw sexuality and outspokenness. Penthesilea, despite bearing the name of the Greek heroine, is a modern and neurotic young woman, who has to flee from her destiny determined by her past, and also from the tight and ambiguous relationship she has with her mother. Will she be able to find peace following a rollercoaster ride of one-night stands, abortions and a desperate theraputic treatment? The Studio has become a platform for presenting works by female playwrights, telling thought provoking stories of exceptional women. With Vígszínház’s young talent, Csenge Szilágyi in the leading role.
The performance is not suitable for people under 18!

premiere | 16th October 2016 | Vígszínház | Studio