About the performance
The Saviour is a new play, premiered on 22 September 2018 in the B32 Gallery and Cultural Space, Budapest, Hungary. The tragicomedy addresses the story of two sisters in psycho-realist and absurd scenes, presenting the audience with family crises, familiar to plenty.
Written by Transylvanian, Berlin-based writer and director Réka Kincses, The Saviour is a tragicomic family story from the viewpoint of two siblings who grew apart at one point in their life and are meeting again as adults. As the past rears its head, they try to understand their parents’ relationship to one another and to them, and their own relationship as sisters. Can they still find a way to connect as adults? Will they be able to deal with the past, and can they accept and come to love the other, the strange, the different? Someone who isn’t and never was the person we wanted them to be? The play is recommended to anyone who has a brother or sister, anyone who doesn’t, and anyone who, at some time, has seen how bumpy the road that leads to love can be.
All characters are played by two actors, playing eight roles in total. Psycho-realist images of the present are blended in with the absurd and grotesque images of the past.
“The plot plays out in fragments of the present, but the roots, the motives, the emotions reach deep into the past. I loved it. Nana and Malvin’s microcosm inspired me to be more understanding and accepting, after all, how can I know what’s weighing on the minds of others.” György Ligeti, audience member, 22.09. 2018. Budapest, B32
“I saw the play last night. A powerful performance. The actors switch roles in a flash with true feeling and authenticity. It’s a thought-provoking play, which is both penetrating and easy to watch. And funny too! Highly-recommended.” Johanna Singer, audience member, 22.09.2018. Budapest, B32
The performance is provided with English subtitles