Venue and date:
Csokonai Fórum, Debrecen - Latinovits Zoltán room
2023. 05. 27., 18:00
József Attila Theatre
Szibériai csárdás
Musical theatre

Siberian Chárdás

Venue and date:
Csokonai Fórum, Debrecen - Latinovits Zoltán room
2023. 05. 27., 18:00
József Attila Theatre
Tasnádi István
Hargitai Iván
Góbi Rita
Stage designer: 
Balázs Horesnyi
Costume designer: 
Enikő Kárpáti
Brigitta Szokolai
Antal Kéménczy

Based on a true story, Siberian Chárdás recalls the adventures of Hungarian soldiers captured by Russia during the First World War and held in the most remote prisoner-of-war camp in Siberia. It was here that the operetta "Csárdáskirálynő" was performed, based on a script written from fragments of a Russian-French translation and a score set to music from memory, with the female roles played by soldiers with flat feet, hairy legs and hairy faces.

In this case, the question is not: will the audience applaud at the end? If the Russian camp commander is satisfied with the performance, he will let the prisoners of war, who have been away from their homeland for years, go home. The only one who can bring success to the ragtag company is the celebrated conductor of the former Vienna and Budapest performances of "Csárdáskirálynő", but he is sceptical and does not believe in the success of the performance - for a while...

Ádám Lábodi
Viktória Kulcsár
Konrád Quintus
Zoltán Ujvári
Éva Auksz
Csaba Zöld
Gábor Fekete
Tibor Tibor
Dániel Lukács
Balázs Fila
Balázs Chajnóczki
Balázs Galkó
Ádám Ottlik
András Schlanger
Sebestyén Sándor Horváth
Tibor Gazdag
Gabi Szabó
Renáta Kónya Merlin
Ákos Blazsovszky
Zsolt Katona
Endre Botár
Ádám Horváth
Runtime: 180 min
Language: Hungarian
Acts: 2
Age limit: no restriction
The Director
Hargitai Iván
  • 2021- József Attila Theatre, Artistic Director
  • 2013- Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár, head of prose section
  • 2009- DLA degree, University of Theatre and Film Arts
  • 2002-2010 Pécs National Theatre, Head of Prose Department
  • 1994-1998 New Theatre, director, founding member
  • 1991-1995 University of Theatre and Film Arts, theatre directing 
  • 1986-1991 Attila József University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I taught at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Department of Directing and Acting.

Since 2012, I have been teaching at the Ágnes Nemes Nagy Acting School and the Hungarian Theatre Academy in Pest.

I have an intermediate level English and a basic level German exam.

In addition to the theatres mentioned above, I have worked at the National Theatre, Katona József Theatre, Nyíregyháza, Szeged, Veszprém, Marosvásárhely, Csíkszereda, Debrecen, Belvárosi Theatre, Hungarian Theatre of Pest and Tatabánya.

I have directed about eighty plays.

Inviting Theater
Csokonai Theatre, Debrecen