Liselotte In May
A bittersweet dramedy about what happens when a desperate heart’s first dates become deadly serious.
Written by Zsolt Pozsgai
Directed by Timea Zsedely
LISELOTTE IN MAY, by Hungarian playwright Zsolt Pozsgai had its US Premiere as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City and was from August 28th to September 8th, 2013. The show’s website is http://www.dreamupfestival.org/liselotte.html.
Produced by Pilvax Players (www.pilvaxplayers.com) and directed by Timea Zsedely (Trom, Changing Game, Chess Poetics, Eternalized), LISELOTTE IN MAY stars Kata Ruzsik (Liselotte) and Chris Kardos (as all 7 male characters).
LISELOTTE IN MAY had 5 performances in 2013 at Theater for the New City – 155 1st Avenue New York, NY 10003 (between 9th and 10th street): 8/28 at 6:30 PM, 9/1 at 5 PM, 9/4 at 6:30 PM, 9/7 at 2 PM and 9/8 at 2 PM.
LISELOTTE IN MAY is a realistic story of a woman in her early 30’s, searching for companionship, to finally share her life with someone. She’s lived secluded from the world for a decade because of her job and once it’s over, she realizes she’s got nobody. No friends, no family and is desperate to finally find a man. So she tries to find old single friends, places marriage ads in the paper in the hopes that someone will want the same things. To find someone to settle down with and start a family, that’s all. She’s grounded and doesn’t expect a Greek God or a Prince, just a regular guy…She’s not asking too much, is she?
This tragicomedy, based on Timea Zsedely’s vision will explore loneliness, the need to be with someone in a great city like New York. Throw in aging, growing desperation and a few disturbing events as the play unfolds and you’ll have to make a choice. Is this what you wanted from life? Is life giving you the minimum to go forward? Will you give up or will you keep on trying? Liselotte made this choice.
This Universal theme is the main focus of the play. But the director, did not stop there. We will not only see how Liselotte’s life events unfold, we’ll also get a deep insider’s look into her subconscious. What might we find there…..? Promoted as a US Premiere, in a way, it will be a World Premiere. No other theater production has ever done it the way it was intended to be performed: With 2 actors only and through Liselotte’s dreams. Until now.
Presented by Pilvax Players, LISELOTTE IN MAY’s crew consists of Timea Zsedely (Director), Eszter Kovacs (assistant director, stage manager), Roland Udvari (Light/Sound technician, technical director), Miklos Solyom (visual media director), Bálint Sapszon (musical director, composer). Edina Tokodi (stage and set designer) and Agota Hodi (costume designer, stylist).
From August 18 to September 8, 2013 Theater for the New City (TNC), under the direction of Crystal Field, Artistic Director, will present its fourth “Dream Up Festival,” a festival of experimental theater featuring new works from across the country and abroad.
Dream Up 2013 maintains the festival’s commitment to new works. TNC has consistently been the most inexpensive theater of its caliber and it continues its commitment to affordable tickets with this festival. Dream Up Festival tickets are $12-$15 for the participating productions. The festival’s website is www.dreamupfestival.org.
Reviews about this performance: http://offoffonline.com/?p=10279
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