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AN EVENING WITH THE WORK OF HUNGARIAN PLAYWRIGHT JÁNOS HÁY

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AN EVENING WITH THE WORK OF HUNGARIAN PLAYWRIGHT JÁNOS HÁY

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Start:
Nov 18, 2005
End:
Nov 18, 2005
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Segal Theater
Category:
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JÁNOS HÁY Photo © Palatinus

JÁNOS HÁY
Photo © Palatinus

János Háy caused a sensation in Hungary in 2001 with the premiere of his first play, Géza-boy. His plays, set among those living at the periphery of Hungarian society today, deal with ultimate questions about modern existence. His characters and situations are engaging and often heartbreakingly comic. Háy’s success lies in crossing international borders: Frankie Herner’s Old Man was given a Polish-language production in Pozna´n this summer, and a German version of Géza-boy received the audience award at a festival in Heidelberg in the spring. At the Segal Center, the OBIE-winning Threshold Theater Company will perform scenes from these two plays, translated by Eugene Brogyanyi. The playwright will discuss his work and present-day Hungarian drama. He will be joined by the translator and Pamela Billig, director of the reading. Though Háy only recently entered the ranks of important Hungarian playwrights, he has been a prolific and celebrated author of poetry and prose since the late 1980s; he lives in Budapest.

6:30 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre

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