2009. április 7., kedd
Chaos by Mika Myllyaho- a work-in-progress premiere
Chaos by Mika Myllyaho
a work in progress premiere of the K.V. Company and PanoDrama
March 16 4 pm at the National Theatre's Kaszás Attila Auditorium
Hungarian translation by Yvette Jankó-Szép
Actresses in all three roles of Emmi, Sofia and Julia:
Kata Bartsch, Böbe Bodor, Ágnes Kaszás, Alice Müller, Zsuzsa Száger, Marianna Szalay, Anna Szandtner, Nóra Dia Takács, Krisztina Urbanovits
Dramaturg and producer Anna Lengyel
Directed by Aleksis Meaney and the Company
Myllyaho's second and darker comedy, Chaos is written for three women, also in their thirties.
Emmi and Julia are sisters, the younger Emmi a journalist, the older Julia a psychologist, their best friend Sofia is a schoolteacher. Sofia's school is about to be closed, Julia is starting an affair with a schizophrenic patient, while Emmi - in the middle of a custody battle - is on antidepressants she gets from Julia and against better advice drinks on it. All are on the verge of breaking down one way or another and no wonder that they end up in jail one night.
Rarely are plays written about women today by a man with such sensitivity, such rambunctious humour and wit.
In this workshop, which was supposed to be led by the author Mika Myllyaho, who had to cancel on short notice due to health conditions, and was substituted by Aleksis Meaney, his long-time collaborator, following PanoDrama's concept nine outstanding Hungarian actresses in their thirties rehearsed the scenes of the Chaos for a week, at the end of which a ninety minute cross-section was shown to an enthusiastic audience at the National Theatre.
A full PanoDrama production of Chaos will follow in the spring of 2010 directed by Mika Myllyaho as the Hungarian premiere.