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German State Theatre Timișoara

The Misunderstanding

by Albert Camus
Directed by: Bocsárdi László

Martha and her mother own a guesthouse in a gloomy town in Bohemia. Martha wants to leave everything behind and dreams of a better life at the seaside. To make this dream come true, the two women rob their rich guests and then drown them. When a new guest shows up, the two women have no clue that he is the long gone son of their family, who had left twenty years earlier, never to be seen again. A fatal misunderstanding occurs.
Written by Camus in 1943, the play deals with the questions that are present throughout his entire literary work, about the meaning of life and the (im)possibility of luck in a God forsaken world.

Premiere: June 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 01:50


Stage direction
Bocsárdi László (a.G.)

Bartha József

Dobre-Kóthay Judit

Valerie Seufert (a.G.)

Könczei Árpád

Assistant director
Daniela Török

Stage direction internship
Anne-Marie Waldeck

Assistant scenographer
Zsolt Fehérvári (a.G.)

Technical direction
Costinel Stănescu

Dan Simion (a.G.)


Press excerpts

"I think that in his production at the German State Theatre Timişoara, the director Bocsárdi László is opting for one of the hardest, most ruthless, most distinct readings of the famous Camusian text. [...] On stage we see five very good actors who perform almost perfect in a show that is another success in a special season, a season that makes the German State Theatre Timişoara one of the leading actors of today's Romanian theatre world."

Mircea Morariu in Teatrul Azi, Bucharest