Viktor Bodó, Júlia Róbert


You abominable cow!

This contemporary Hungarian play takes place in a hospital. The setting serves as a metaphor for life, death, and modern morality. The story of a man who arrives to the hospital to identify his supposedly deceased mother changes into an adventurous journey full of unexpected obstacles and obstructions. Our daily experience with the healthcare system is met with a Kafkaesque world full of senseless bans and pseudo-rules that value a man’s life to zero. The boundary between reality and the grotesque is disappearing, as well as the line between reality and metaphor, and between tragedy and farce. Hilarious and insightful peek into the daily goings-on of a hospital, where everything is slightly biased, hostile, and almost lethal to a man.

warning: cigarettes, strobe

90 min without interval

director / Rastislav Ballek
translator / Gertrud Mária Korpič
dramaturgy / Dora Štědroňová
set / Svatopluk Sládeček
costumes / Markéta Oslzlá
music / Ivan Acher

Doctor, Pacient, Nurse / Natália Drabiščáková
Rescuer, Trainee, Yes-man / Ladislav Hampl
Orderly, Patient, Clerk / Leoš Noha
Jacob / Jakub Žáček
Relative, Sick, Man in a Suit / Petr Jeništa
Doctor Blase / Vojtěch Vondráček
Doorman / Petr Čtvrtníček
Laughing Pacient, Trainee, Triplet, Waitress / Barbora Bočková
Nurse, Secretary / Anežka Kubátová
Senior consultant / Jiří Vyorálek
Sick Nicholas / Miloslav König
Wife, Nurse / Dita Kaplanová
Old Man / Jiří Černý
Doctor Who Must Not Be Named / Václav Vašák

April 24th and 25th, 2015

22nd November, 2021

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