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Death and the Ploughman after Johannes von Tepl
DIRECTOR: Mihai Măniuțiu
LYRICS: Jónás Tamás, András Visky
SCENOGRAPHY: Adrian Damian
MUSIC: Șerban Ursachi
CHOREOGRAPHY: Ferenc Sinkó
PRODUCED BY: Hungarian Theater, Cluj Napoca, 2011;
PHOTOS BY: Adi Bulboacă and Biro Istvan
The notorious and always enigmatic TV-star and producer, K, owner of several TV channels – K PLUS, K MINUS, K DISCOVERY, K MUSIC, K SPORT and K NEWS – decided to make a broadcast entitled Death and the Ploughman based on a text written by Johannes von Tepl. The sudden death of his beloved wife determined him to build a program on this 15th century text.
After the show, K, the big star will choose whether to kill himself or not.
Mihai Măniuţiu’s brave performance has a characteristic originality, twisting the well-known world of TV shows in order to create the deep and honest moments of facing death.
The spectators find themselves in the middle of a live TV show, with dancing and music. They participate at the creation of the live program and also at the edited show, which is broadcast on a big screen in front of them.
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