08
June
Tue
20:00 - 21:30 | 1 Festival Platform (digital) | in Hungarian (with English subtitles) | Guest performance of Weöres Sándor Szinház (Szombathely, Hungary)

FURY ISLAND (HARAGOSSZIGET)

by Attila Lörinczy
In Hungary in the 2000s there was an astonishing number of murders committed by young people. We created a fictional documentary story in which we deliberately avoided obvious motives such as poverty, drug addiction or severe psychological stress. We were curious to see how seemingly consolidated, wealthy young people - much like those in ancient Greek tragedies - could commit the most serious crime: matricide.
The story is told in the overlapping of the narratives of the sixteen-year-old high school girl Stuci, her nineteenyear-old friend Zsomer, and the monologues of her mother Erika, a fifty-four-year-old librarian.

Attila Lörinczy, born in Hungary in 1959, is a playwright, screenwriter, literary translator and dramaturg. His twelve original plays have been shown on various Hungarian stages for the past twenty-two years.

The production Fury Island has been developed as part of the European Theatre Conventions’ (ETC) project Young Europe III. The ETC’s artistic collaboration project Young Europe III focuses on theatre as a place of identification for young people in Europe. From 2017-2021, nine ETC Member Theatres developed seven new theatre texts and nine original research-based productions on the topics of identity, rage, democracy and climate change. Young Europe III is part of the ETC programme “ENGAGE – Empowering today’s audience through challenging theatre” and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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 For the first time, the DRAMA|TIK|ER|INNEN|FEST|IVAL will integrate the Young Europe Festival, which means that there will be theatre plays and additional events for young audiences online. The international online Young Europe Festival marks the finale of a European cooperation project under the patronage of the European Theatre Convention, which united nine ETC member theatres over a period of two years. Young people from Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary were asked about their thoughts on democracy, identity and anger. The new texts and plays that resulted from this research will be presented as part of the Young Europe Festival. What are the (utopian or dystopian) views that young people have of the world? Which topics, goals and messages are relevant to them? Young people from Austria and the countries participating in the ETC cooperation project will visit the online performances together with their school classes and virtually exchange views and ideas, taking part in internationally organised workshops. Some of the young people's impressions will be shown virtually in the Festival Centre. 
Ages 14+
In Hungarian (with English subtitles)
 
Direction Attila Réthly
With Judit Németh, Boglárka Nagy-Bakonyi, Csaba Kenderes
Set & Costumes Viktória Takács
Prompter Ágnes Jenei
Theatre Education Gyöngyi Németh
digital
Zsolt Mészáros