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Kornél Mundruczó / Proton Theatre


Disgrace describes the fall and decline of David Lurie, a white professor of literature at the university of Cape Town. Dismissed for sexual harassment, he escapes the city and moves in with his daughter Lucy in the South African hinterland. A violent raid with rape by blacks from the neighbourhood transforms the place into a dismal hell. Disgrace is an intense pamphlet against hate and confinement, a metaphor for the fears of Europe, which is confronted with radical changes. The Hungarian producer Kornél Mundruczó successfully adapted this post-apartheid novel by Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee for the theatre and already staged this play a.o in Avignon. Mundruczó is not only a theatre maker but also a renowned film producer who has won several prizes in Cannes.

DIRECTOR: Kornél Mundruczó, ACTORS: Orsi Tóth, Lili Monori, Andrea Petrik, Gergely Bánki, János Derzsi, László Katona, Roland Rába, János Szemenyei, B. Miklós Székely, Sándor Zsótér, SET, COSTUME: Márton Ágh, DRAMATURG: Viktória Petrányi, MUSIC: János Szemenyei, ARTISTIC CONSULTANT: Yvette Bíró, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND PRODUCTION: Zsófia Csató, PRODUCER AND PRODUCTION MANAGER: Dóra Büki, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND LIGHT DESIGNER: András Elteto,˝
LIGHT TECHNICIAN: Zoltán Rigó, SOUND TECHNICIAN: Zoltán Belényesi, PROP MASTER: Gergely Nagy, STAGE MASTER: Péter Csunderlik, DRESSER: Jánosné Cselik, PRODUCTION: Proton Theatre, COPRODUCTION: Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria / Festival d’Avignon, France / KunstenFestivalDesArts, Brussels, Belgium / Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary / Malta Festival, Poznan, Poland / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany / Romaeuropa Festival, Rome, Italy, SUPPORTERS: Blup!, Dekorszövetség, Kryolan City, PP Center, Vision Team

Duration: 125 min

Location: Villeneuve d'Ascq - La rose des vents