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The festival starts today!

The programme of the 11th Contemporary Drama Festival Budapest on 27 November:


8 PM Péter Závada: REFLEX - MELTDOWN (90')

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Directed by D. Dániel Kovács

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Theatre critic Bálint Kovács in his theatre blog powered by Hungarian news portal [origo]

This year, one of the most remarkable Festivals of Hungarian-speaking theatres, Contemporary Drama Festival Budapest will take place between 27 November and 2 December.
"It is very difficult to recommend only one or two shows from the selection: the programme is so great that the luckiest ones are those who have the opportunity to see every single one of the shows.


Dear Visitor,
Our theatre festival, which was organized 16 years ago for the first time, is checking in again after a year of (forced) break. Between 27th of November and 3rd of December, we are presenting Contemporary Drama Festival (abbreviated as CDF) for the 11th time this year.
In 2012, we could not organize the festival due to financial reasons – that’s why we had more time to see new Hungarian theatre premieres. In the last two years we could see so many outstanding and innovative performances from young Hungarian theatre makers, that it was not a question that the focus of this year’s festival should be the new Hungarian theatre generation. These performances proved us that the young professionals of Hungarian theatre, despite all their difficulties, are working really diligently. Moreover, from performance to performance, they open up to us and present their questions and dilemmas about life in present day Hungary. To put it short, here is the future of Hungarian theatre.