Following the two solos of Réka Szabó, The lilac ant-eater (1999) and Clearing the Attic (2006), which were performed at numerous international festivals, Réka is now presenting her long-awaited third solo, a personal inventory. In the piece the protagonist is simultaneously present as a little girl, a middle-aged woman, and an old woman. The performance is geared around the question of whether you can escape from the tower where you locked yourself up by the time you turned 44 years of age.
I want to be nice. And I’d love you to come along. I wish I was curious about you. If only I could pay attention. I have nothing important to do. My head is clear, my ears aren’t ringing. It’s not too late. I’m in no hurry. I’ve got time to look around. I’m light and airy. Soft and strong. Long and narrow, too, as I take a breath. I’m not screaming. I’m not pissed off. I sleep well. I have no pain. I won’t take my laptop home. I’m in the mood for making love. I walk everywhere. I can do all this.
“Yet Szabó never ceases to amaze with her penchant for metamorphosis.” (Krisztina Horeczky, Népszabadság)
Light design: Attila Szirtes
Sound and voice: Dóra Furulyás
Costume: Edit Szűcs
Special makeup effects artist: Janka Haraszti
Makeup artis: Balázs Károlyi
Supported by: Hungary’s Ministry of Human Resources, National Cultural Fund, MU Theatre