Katona József Theater Performs 'Gypsies' at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17

Publicated on: February 7, 2012

One of Hungary's most well-respected theater companies, Katona József Theater will perform Gypsies (Cigányok) in the Eisenhower Theater on Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17. The play chronicles love, tensions, and conflicts that arise among Gypsy musicians and Hungarians in the countryside.

Directed by Gábor Máté, Gypsies touches on the lives of Gypsy musicians, namely violinist Dani, who becomes part of a fatal love triangle. Music, specifically violin music, has long been an integral part of Hungarian Gypsy culture. Jenő Józsi Tersánszky and Krisztián Grecsó's play combines text from the original 1931 version with a contemporary version of the story of Gypsies and Hungarians coexisting in the Hungarian countryside. Performed in Hungarian with English supertitles.

On Thursday, March 15, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.

For more information, please visit the websites of the Kennedy Center and the Katona József Theater.

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