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Hungarian Cultural Center presents The Flower Show - Wed Feb 20, 2008


2008-02-10
Hungarian Cultural Center presents

The Flower Show

A play based on the story by István Örkény. Adapted and directed by Alexis Poledouris who is presenting a brief excerpt of the work-in-progress.

Wednesday, February 20th, 7:00pm
Hungarian Cultural Center, 447 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013
Admission: Free

Istvan Örkeny (1912-1979), often referred to as the “Master of the Grotesque” and an unofficial godson to Franz Kafka, wrote stories and plays about his native Hungary in response to the absurd and appalling circumstances of post-WWII, Communist-era Eastern Europe. His final story, The Flower Show, follows Aron Korom, a documentary television director, in his quest to demystify death and dying.

Alexis Poledouris has adapted The Flower Show into a stage play with a video component. Seven actors, a video designer, a lighting designer, and innovative set design bring to life the world of the play’s subjects and their eager documentarian, facing their lasts breaths with humor, pathos, and the overwhelming desire for the survival of their memories, ideals, and bank accounts.
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