Neoplanta, directed by András Urbán
A production of Újvidéki Színház (Novi Sad Theatre)
Location: Novi Sad Theatre, Jovana Subotica St. No. 3, Novi Sad
Performance in Hungarian with English subtitles.
There is this city, this Újvidék.
Or Novi Sad. Or Neusatz. Or Mlada Loza. Or Neoplanta.This is how Maria Theresa wrote history with her golden pen.
Streets, squares, the Danube, people, peoples, twenty-six nations, explosively growing buildings, dark parks, graffiti, a fashion show of hatred. And the blood. Blood on the asphalt, blood in well-known restaurants and pubs, blood smeared on the ice of the Danube and yoghurt dripping from the windows of the Báni palace.
The identity of a city, with spots.
In András Urbán's words, this “is not only about Novi Sad, it is not based only on Végel 's novel which is about History. The production tells a story which offers inspiration for a new space, a space in which people are trying to live. We have an image of this environment as a multicultural one but it is time to face up to that other image which does not have that. We boast about notions, multiculturalism and interculturalism when we need them. But we should also start to speak about the real Novi Sad and there the question arises straightaway: which is the real Novi Sad?”
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Price: Performance included in the pre-meeting participation fee.
The production was inspired by the eponymous novel by Végel László and real life.
Concept, direction and sets: András Urbán
Dramaturgy: Gyarmati Kata
Original music: Antal Attila
Costume design: Marina Sremac
Performers: Crnkovity Gabriella, Körösi Istvan, Elor Emina, Huszta Daniel, Ferenc Ägota, Imemet Attila, Krizsän Szilvia, Meszäros Ärpäd, Szilägyi Ägota, Sirmer Zoltan, Pongó Gabor
Director’s associate: Lenärd Robert
Director Assistant: Ferenc Judit
Lighting: Majoros Robert
Sound: Biró Tibor and Lukäcs Attila
Make-up: Agneš Pasti
Stage manager: Biró Alekszandra
Photography: Srdjan Doroški
Production: Újvidéki Színház (Novi Sad Theatre)
Sponsor: Administration for Culture and Education of the City of Novi Sad and NKA