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Szkéné Theatre

Csaba Székely: Minewater


3 December, 19:00

Szkéné Theatre


100’, without intermission

in Hungarian





Ignác, Catholic priest: Gergő Kaszás
Irén, his housekeeper: Andrea Bozó
István, teacher: József Tóth
Imola, daughter of the teacher: Angéla Eke
Márton, caretaker of the church, foster child of Ignác: Sándor Márkus

Scenery and Costume Design: Balázs Cziegler
Dramaturg: Ildikó Lőkös
Assistant to the Director: Judit Skrabán
Director: Tibor Csizmadia


The production is set in a village, somewhere in a mining area. This time, the story is about the vicar (who has been mentioned several times in the previous Mine-plays) and his strange lover. The outsider hero this time is Márton, whom the priest calls his foster child, and who carves sculptures, writes proems, and dreams about leaving the village once and try his luck elsewhere…

Due to the cooperation of Cellar Theatre and Szkéné Theatre, the whole Mine-Trilogy by Csaba Székely (Mineflowers, Mineblindness, Minewater) can be seen in three consecutive evenings during Contemporary Drama Festival in Budapest!

“The text of Minewater does not disappoint us. The dialogue technique used by the author works reliably this time, too. The hassles progress joke by joke,and they could even break after each witty reply. Like something came to the mind of a character out of a sudden, accidentally. This way, the problems and sins of the past and the complications of the present gradually, step by step. A line of sentences which are slow in the Székely way, repetitive and overly elaborative amuses the audience, but it also expands their horizons both in space and time at the same time – in reality to the pub and the post office, but in their imaginations, even as far as the United States” (László Zappe, Népszabadság)

“What the strange this is that as we see the Székely-plays, the transylvanianness and the distinct cultural traditions and customs, which first seemed as a specialty and engaged our attention, are gradually neglected and they are fading into the background. Even the language modernity becomes familiar and ordinary. What becomes more important is that what we see is our village and our life: the Hungarian fallow, or, if you wish, the Hungarian choke damp.” (Lilla Turbuly, Színház)

For further information about the author, please visit the following page: http://www.dramafestival.hu/cdf_2013/main_programme/mineflowers.


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