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Liselotte in May

When a lonely woman in her thirties realizes that the years are passing her by without a partner, she desperately tries to get herself a man by various means. Liselotte in May is a bittersweet absurd comedy about a gentle, lonely heart. It is produced in Europe and now available in this superb English translation. This performance and direction will create a radical new interpretation about the text using many innovative technical and performing elements as shadow effects, instinctual sounds, etc. The most important theatrical invention will be showing the effective contrast between the chaotic, surreal language and images of the unconscious dreams and the concrete reality.
Cast:
Kata Ruzsik as Liselotte
Chris Kardos as all male characters
Written by Zsolt Pozsgai
Directed by Timea Zsedely
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
Agota Hodi - costume designer, stylist

Running time: 115 minutes with o
ne intermission
Tickets: $15 Click here to buy tickets. 

Dream Up Festival
Theater for the New City - 155 1st Avenue, NY, NY, Community Space Theater
September 4 6:30PM
September 7 2PM
September 8 2PM
Promo video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54SOSZwe9iw 

 More info:

www.pilvaxplayers.com 
http://www.dreamupfestival.org/liselotte.html

Kata Ruzsik
(actress) as Liselotte

Kata Ruzsik started acting professionaly at age 13. At age 16 she won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the English Drama Festival in Solymar, Hungary. She was working in the New Theatre in Budapest where she got fer first film role in the 'Ede ate my lunch' written and directed by Miklos Jancso. In the same year she was working in Shakespeare's The Midsummer Night's Dream with Sergej Maslobojscsikov who said about Kata: "She is definitely someone whose success we'll hear a lot about". The following year she got accepted into the Film and Theatre University in Budapest. During this period she worked at the National Theatre with Róbert Alföldi, Pesti Theatre with Lucil Malkova, Vig Theatre with Eniko Eszenyi and Orkeny Theatre with Peter Gothar and Pal Macsai. To mention but a few. 

Some of her lead roles were Bertold Brecht:Baal (Sophie Barger), The Jungle Book, the musical (Tuna), Sensual Passion (Mama), Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard (Anya), Uncle Vanya (Sonya).
After she received her Master's in Acting, she relocated to New York in 2011. Now she is preparing for her lead role in the feature film 'It smells teen spirit' by Kevin Orosz and preparing her audition for The Actors Studio. Her aim is to be herself...to be creative...and to learn something new every day.

Chris Kardos (Actor) as all male characters
CHRIS KARDOS started acting at age seven in his hometown of Budapest, Hungary. After numerous smaller roles in stage productions and operas across Europe, he eventually landed in the role of Treplyov in The Seagull at the Budapest Youth Theatre Festival in his senior year. His New York theater credits include Thursdays (Director, Actor) and Wait Until Dark at the ACC (Assistant Director). His film credits include the award-winning short, The Bachelor and after numerous other roles, he played his first lead role in a feature called 1001 Faces last year. His TV credits include Extreme Forensics on Investigation Discovery, BBC's Robin Hood and a pilot entitled Cruel World. He's currently preparing for his Actors Studio audition. His life goal and aim is 'The Work'.


Zsolt Pozsgai (playwright)
Zsolt Pozsgai is a Hungarian playwright, theatre and film director. He lives in Budapest, Hungary. His first play, Horatio (which takes place ten years after Hamlet dies and continues the story of Horatio), was performed in 1988, since when his dramatic works have been regularly shown at theatres in Hungary. By the end of 2005, his 42 pieces, including tragedies, comedies, farces, fairy plays and plays with music, had been premiered in 54 theatres. Over the last seven or eight years he has directed most of his dramatic works himself. For the last two years he has directed films as well. A number of works have been performed abroad: Red Faust in English at the Bates Theater, Boston, USA; two pieces in German in two consecutive seasons at the summer theatre in Graz, Austria, LISELOTTE IN MAY, and MERRY MADMEN; also in Graz, at the Kellertheater PROPHET WALTZ; and LISELOTTE IN MAY at the Montana National Theatre in Bulgaria and at the Stip National Theatre in the Republic of Macedonia. Most recently, he directed his piece based on a novel by Sándor Márai in the Théâtre de l’Orangerie in Geneva, Switzerland, in the summer of 2005. Mozart and Constanze was played in three cycles at the Kammelspiele in Hamburg in 2006-07-08. Liselotte in May had its premiere in French in the summer of 2007 at the Théâtre de l’Orangerie in Geneva and at the Avignon Theatre Festival, directed by the author. The play has been showing since then. In October 2007 the Varna Opera House presented the musical The Kid in Bulgarian. In 2008 the Chur municipal theatre in Switzerland showed Liselotte in May in German. He has numerous awards including Europe Prize, Szép Ernô Prize for the best new Hungarian Play and Golden Lion Prize as the best dramatist.


Timea Zsedely (director, producer)
Born and raised in Hungary, Timea has been a theatre director and producer since 2011. She is founder and artistic director of Pilvax Players www.pilvaxplayers.com , a Hungarian-American Independent Acting Company for which she has directed and designed international productions of works by contemporary European authors. Her recent productions have appeared in New York, New Jersey and the New England area including a bilingual exhibition performance titled Changing Games in the Trans Art Area Gallery (New York), a theater performance of Contemporary French One Act Plays in the Kraine Theater (New York), a musical theater of a Multilingual Operetta Performance in The Darress Theatre of Boonton (New Jersey), a children theater of a Contemporary Hungarian Children’s Play in the Kraine Theater (New York) and a Contemporary Hungarian Poetry Reading Performance titled Chess Poetics at the Nublu Bar (New York). As founder, Artistic director and educator at Trans Art Area International Educational and Creative Center www.transartarea.com in New York, she has been working on international creative productions for both children and adults since 2007. She is interested in creating interdisciplinary specific, visual and scripted work, and as an independent director engages with artists from all disciplines to create theatre and is inspired by this collaborative process and creative exploration. She holds a PhD degree in Psychology concentrating on Psychoanalysis and Masters of Arts degrees in European Literature, Hungarian Linguistics and Philosophy of Arts from the University of Pecs in Hungary.

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