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.
THE BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN
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.