The theatre performance “1978” directed by Slovenian theatre director Tomi Janežič at Timisoara Hungarian Theatre is about Romania in the 70s, a trans-generational documentary fiction based on actors’ and director’s personal stories. It is a story about communist times, which grows out of a Romanian apartment, a story related to many local and global events that connect the regions of Timisoara and Nova Gorica (Slovenia) - on the border with Italy - cities that were both part of the same country once upon a time: the Austro-Hungarian empire. More then hundred years ago dozens of thousands of Hungarian soldiers fought at Isonzo front.

“1978” is part of theatre dodecalogy (twelve performances) Destin(y)ation, that involve(s) theatres from several countries for the European Capital of Culture 2025 in Janežič's home city Nova Gorica/Gorizia (Slovenia/Italy). Simona Semenič - a prominent Slovenian playwright with whom Janežič collaborated in the past - works on a dodecalogy of miniature plays, which are one of the connecting parts of the twelve performances. The dodecalogy grows from the space of childhood (and its relation to other cities) and addresses topics of the transgenerationality, border, socio-political-ideological changes, war etc.

“1978” is expected to tour to European Capital of Culture GO25! in 2025 in collaboration with Mittelfest - international theatre festival in Cividale in Italy.

Performed by: Balázs Attila, Borbély B. Emília, Császár Mónika, Czüvek Loránd, Jancsó Előd, Kiss Attila, Lajter Márkó Ernesztó, Mátyás Zsolt Imre, Simó Emese, Szőllősi Eszter, Vajda Boróka

Director: Tomi Janežič
Set design: Branko Hojnik
Costume design:  Marina Sremac
Choreography: Döbrei Dénes
Music, sound design: Samo Kutin, Eduardo Raon
Video: Carlo Zoratti
Director's assistant: Žiga Hren, Nina Rajić Kranjac
Stage manager: Császár Mónika

The performance is played in Hyngarian, with Romanian and English surtitles.

The show takes place from 15:00, in the former Faculty of Hydrotechnics UPT, on Calea Ghitodei, no. 32. The organizer offers the possibility of transport by bus, departure is at 14:30 from the Dr. Victor Popescu Military Emergency Hospital Station.

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