The Ballad of Mrs Kádár (Kádárné balladája)

performed by | Erzsébet Kútvölgyi
directed by | Péter Telihay

The main character of Mihály Kornis’ ballad is Mária Tamáska, wife of Hungarian communist leader János Kádár. The story of a woman without a history of her own turns into a legend in front of our eyes. The first lady of the Kádár era lives her life in the darkness, in the hollow labyrinths of prisons and congress palaces without ever asking, wanting or doubting. She is a servant. In Kornis’ text her silence finally speaks.

premiere | 17. February 2019 | Vígszínház | Studio