Venue and date:
Csokonai Fórum, Debrecen – Latinovits Stage
2023. 05. 13., 18:00
Northern Theatre Harag György Company


Venue and date:
Csokonai Fórum, Debrecen – Latinovits Stage
2023. 05. 13., 18:00
Northern Theatre Harag György Company
Géza Szőcs
Sardar Tagirovsky
Stage and costume designer, make-up: 
Anna Kupás
Dramaturge and lightning: 
Sardar Tagirovsky
László Bakk-Dávid
Annamária Manfrédi
Performance and dramaturgy: 
Réka Pável
Lightning and assistant director: 
Dániel Székhelyi
Dramaturge and assistant composer: 
Bálint Szigeti
Blanka Moldován
Stage manager: 
Rita Szabó
Special thanks to: 
Alessia Pellegrino and Ágnes Keresztes

“This play by Géza Szőcs is a historical insight into the collective European and global conscience. It brings historical reality into focus through the fictitious lens of Rasputin. This fiction appears to be the last refuge for a passionate survival in the apocalyptic forest of mankind. It has this childlike desire for world peace, for a situation without killing each other in wars and in society. In the world we create here, all the poetry flirts with reality. All the desires dance with surrender, and all the deeds with philosophy. This drama is just like our contemporary image of Rasputin has become: divine and infinitely human, and at the same time, horrendously historical. It is because the both sacred and sinful figure of Rasputin is incomprehensible. His power is not of the kind that emperors, kings or tsars have, but like the enchanting look of players and swindlers.

I often imagine what it would have been like had there not been so many deaths during the 20th century. What my grandparents, the friends and relatives of my great-grandparents who did not survive the hard times could have been like. There was no end to these people’s painful cries in the last century or even in ours. Or even last year. This year. I always believed that we as human beings are able to hear those lost voices through our imagination and empathy. Sometimes, it is not about how exactly something has happened… The point is not how precisely we can reconstruct history, but how we live our truth or truths.

There are as many truths as people and nations, all slightly different. Through the dramatic figure and journey of Rasputin, one can discover the daily, historical and universal truth of extinct eras and characters, and one can relate to people never known. This show will be also a commemoration of all the innocents or people who would never have used weapons, if they had had the choice.” (Sardar Tagirovsky)

Archangel - Johanna Bándi, Barbara Bogár, Evelyn Budizsa, Ágnes Gál, Éva Kovács, Tekla Laczkó, Zita László, Kati Méhes, Stella Rappert-Vencz
Guszeva, 18-20 years old girl - Johanna Bándi
G.J. Rasputin, 45 years old - Gábor Rappert-Vencz
Nicholas II of Russia, 46 years old - Gyula Gaál
George V. 49 years old -Gergő Frumen
William II - Zsolt Orbán
Franz Joseph I, 84 years old - Mihály Zákány
Sztyopa, years old - Attila Zsolt Péter
Madame, 60 years old - Éva Kovács
Loulou, 16-17 years old - Evelyn Budizsa
Gavrilo Princip, 20 years old - Nándor Poszet
Footman - Sándor Varga
Waiter - Barbara Bogár
Marcel Proust - Gyula Gaál
Prince Felix Juszupov, 25 years - Zsolt Orbán
Runtime: 220 min
Language: Hungarian
Acts: 3
Age limit: no restriction
The Director

Sardar Tagirovsky was born in Russia. He currently lives in Budapest, where he is active as a director, actor, and puppeteer. He also participates in various experimental theatre performances, projects, and workshops as a director, organizer, and creative artist. He pursued formal instruction in theatre direction at the University of the Arts in Târgu Mureș in Romania, where he studied with László Bocsárdi. His production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard for the Tamási Áron Theatre in Sfântu Gheorghe won the 2015 audience-jury prize at the National Theatre Meetings in Pécs (POSZT).


Inviting Theater
Csokonai Theatre, Debrecen