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The Dezső Kosztolányi Theatre, Serbia

| Sunday, 26th June 2011 | 19.00 / The Novi Sad Theatre, Grand Stage |

Directed by András Urbán
Dance Choreographies: Marin Jaramazović
Répétiteur: Irena Kovačev
Stage and Lights Engineer: Attila Úri
Sound Engineer: Árpád Tómó
Costumes: Szilvia Úri Szücs
Props: Zoltán Lassú
Cast: Márta Béres, Andrea Erdély, Júlia Kokrehel, Imre Elek Mikes, Árpád Mészáros, Gábor Mészáros
Coproduction partner: The ‘Maszk’ Association, Szeged (Hungary)
The play has been supported by the Hungarian National Cultural Fund
Duration: 70 minutes

Turbo Paradiso
Gentle fear without intermission. The heaven is not kidding.
Homage to Danilo Kiš.
A play about us and about you.
A play of an increasing relevance to the present moment with each passing day.

‘I, too, have an interesting fundamental question: What do I, as a citizen of a given country, fear? ... something worth talking about...’ András Urbán

‘Recently director András Urbán has made a big comeback to the theatrical scene of this corner of the world – from Budapest, through Subotica, to Belgrade. (...) It is a theatre comprised of images – attractive and belligerent, courageous and arduous, it is a philosophy of rebellion against all kinds of apathy and a struggle for justice, indeed. (...) In the previous performances this team have completed a brilliant ‘master class’ in dramatic and ironic modes of stage expression and gained many skills of the contemporary performing art and the universal language of European theatre. Young and deft, artful and persistent in their play, these actors and actresses firmly hold their stage positions and bring fresh and clear artistic images, using all the tools of a modern actor... (...)András Urbán and his excellent cast from Subotica’s Dezső Kosztolányi Theatre invest all their efforts, expressed in dance and song, acting roles, monologues and dialogues – in reminding us and forcing us to sober up and come to our senses, making us assess the violence we take part in and in not letting us forget it. (...)András Urbán has managed to compose – choosing, a very risky and challenging, wide array of means – a complex play which opens significant and painful associations combined with various kinds of cruel irony and self-irony.’
Goran Cvetković (Radio Belgrade 2, 11th November 2008)

‘There is no room for a break. András peels layer by layer until he reaches absolute self-irony. There can be no room. Perhaps there is a bomb next to you, ticking its time as we speak.’ Ana Isaković (, 10th November 2008)
The Dezső Kosztolányi Theatre
For the last couple of years the Dezső Kosztolányi Theatre, led by András Urbán, has grown into the most successful and innovative theatrical company in the region. Its productions have been to all relevant theatre festivals in Serbia and Hungary, among which are multiple award winning performances. There is no doubt that the Dezső Kosztolányi Theatre has brought fresh wind to the idea and aesthetics of theatre, but also an engaged energy to the domestic scene, growing into a recognisable institution in these parts as a gathering point of innovative global theatrical currents.

Premiers of the 2010/2011 season:
Ottó Tolnai: The Chisinau Rose (D: András Urbán), Long Live Love (D: Szabolcs Tolnai), Hungar(ian) without Effort (D: Olivera Đorđević), Márta Béres: One-Girl Show (D: András Urbán).
The play Turbo Paradiso has been performed at festivals in Szeged, Budapest and Cologne (Germany).