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Produced by the Hungarian Theatre in Cluj

Mr. Jourdain, an extremely rich bourgeois, can afford to buy almost anything in the world. Still, he feels he is missing something: he wants to rise above his middle-class condition and become a cultivated and refined person, just as he imagines members of high life as being. To this end, he opens up his wallet, and surrounds himself with masters who teach him music, dance, and philosophy, lessons meant to fill the real or imaginary knowledge gaps he believes he possesses. However, his masters are dilettantes who exploit his naivety and help themselves to his fortune.


Exasperated by his whims, his family and everyone around him end up joining forces to teach him a lesson. They set up a brilliant farce that the bourgeois gentleman takes as the reality that would fulfill his deepest desires to reach a higher social status. Do common sense and sound judgment have any chance in the face of blind ambition and unmerited desire for social climbing? The Bourgeois Gentleman is a funny story that entertains us even today, 350 years after its creation.


The performance will be presented during the International Meetings in Cluj, in the studio of the Hungarian Theatre in Cluj, on October 11, 2018, at 7 pm. 


By Molière
Comedy-Ballet in Prose

Text adaptation: Anca Măniuțiu, Mihai Măniuțiu




Monsieur Jourdain, bourgeois: Miklós Bács

Madame Jourdain, his wife: Emőke Kató

Lucie, their daughter: Éva Imre

Cléonte, suitor of Lucile: Balázs Bodolai

Nicole, maid: Csilla Albert

Covielle, Cléonte's valet: Loránd Váta

First Music Master: Gábor Viola

Second Music Master: Loránd Farkas

Third Music Master: Róbert Laczkó Vass

Dancing Master: Ferenc Sinkó

Martial Arts Master: Szabolcs Balla

First Master of Philosophy: Attila Orbán

Second Master of Philosophy: Áron Dimény

Master of Love: Andrea Vindis

Assistant to the Master of Love: Réka Csutak



Directed by: Mihai Măniuțiu

Choreography: Andrea Gavriliu

Set design: Adrian Damian

Costumes: Luiza Enescu

Music: Mihai Dobre

Video design: Cristian Pascariu, Dima Dimov

Dramaturg: Kata Demeter

Director's assistant: Emőke Veres

Stage manager: Réka Zongor          


Premiere: June 10, 2018



Due to the usage of the stroboscope, the production is not recommended to pregant women, the epileptics and people who have pacemakers!


The tickets for this performance can be found at the Hungarian Theatre in Cluj-Napoca. 

1 h 30 min.