I Killed My Mother
by Andras Visky
On from 05 Mar 2013 till 10 Mar 2013
Tickets: £10.00 – £12.00 – Full price tickets £12, concessions £10
About: I Killed My Mother
Summer Dialogues Productions presents
I KILLED MY MOTHER
by Andras Visky
Translated by Ailisha O’Sullivan and Agnes Lehockzy
Directed by Natalia Gleason
First performed in Chicago, and then at experimental theatre La Mama, New York, this UK premiere is translated, directed and performed by London based Eastern-European artists, and written by Andras Visky, one of the most original voices of contemporary continental theatre.
Inspired by the true story of a Romanian orphan born as a result of Ceausecu’s disastrous anti contraception policy 20 years ago, Visky has developed the idea of metaphoric orphanhood binding and dividing everyone. In his play institutional neglect is transformed into a gift enabling the main character to become self reliant. The writer himself will be present for post show Q and A at some performances.
“All of us, God included, are ultimately orphans, and this truth can set us free. Chicago Time Out
“How can you be not affected by an act of such supreme and protective loneliness?”
New York Times
“The play, Dickensian in an Eastern European way, with a fierce, lean poetry, is a vivid portrait…”
The Chicago Sun Times
5-10 March Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm. additional matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 3.00pm
Image by Tamas Dobos
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UPDATE: I have just received the following information.
András will be present for some kind of Q & A/discussion after the performances at the Rosemary Branch Theatre on March 8, March 9, and March 10. There will also be a reading performance at the Hungarian Cultural Institute in London (10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden) on March 11, and he’ll be there for a discussion after that event as well.