Húber Vilmos is a television production manager, who do not care about the conventions of human emotional relationships and the appropriate forms of behavior. He loves women, though he lives together with Róza, mother of his child for years. The woman is sick of the constant cheating, she decides to move in Húber’s newest lover and colleague, the seventeen years old Vilma.
The bizarre situation is intensified by the comic figure of Húber’s mother, their family background, Róza’s breakout attempts from the toxic relationship and also the loss of her child. The other characters of their lives slowly disappear by the horrors they lived together and separately, and they are left alone in some elemental interdependence, in an irresolvable unhappiness.
The Figura Studio Theatre’s adaptation of The Unhappiest, first presented in the middle of the pandemic, is a film-theatre experiment on the alternation of multiple points of view based on the play between the presence of real actors and the indirectness caused by the projection.
István Albu is a stage director, born in 1984 in Sfântu Gheorghe, graduated in 2007 as actor from the Faculty of Theatre and Television of the Babeș–Bolyai University in Cluj. In the last two years of his studies he worked as a teaching assistant and as an employee actor at the Hungarian State Theatre in Cluj. Soon his artistic activity turned to stage directing, and he was a regular guest director at the theatre of Cluj until 2013. In the last ten years he has directed at most of the Hungarian theatres in Romania: in Satu Mare, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Târgu Mures, Gheorgheni, Târgu Mures (Tompa Miklós Company), Hungarian Opera Cluj, Miercurea Ciuc and Sfântu Gheorghe. He has been the director of the Figura Studio Theatre in Gheorgheni since 2017.
Some of his most important works are: The Party by Sławomir Mrożek (2007), The Karamazovs by Dostoyevsky (2008), Demons by Dostoyevsky (2009), Phaedra by Racine (2017), Othello by Giuseppe Verdi (2018), Three Sisters by A. P. Chekhov (2019), Woyzeck by Georg Büchner (2022), The Precarious Fiancé by Tamási Áron (2022).