The last little girls
Translated by Krisztina Orovec
Today, more than ever, we live in a system that encompasses all aspects of human existence: behavior, desires, love, hope, and manages to profit from it all. In such a social order, it is no wonder to see that the process of becoming a commodity is becoming more and more pronounced in all areas of life, and that birth itself is no exception. The joy of possession encompasses even the deepest biological and emotional levels such as motherhood.
After all, this is exactly what defined the woman at all times and what was expected of her. A woman herself has no value today unless she has the social recognition that mothers deserve. A childless woman is worthless, so she will be able to do everything to fulfill her role as a mother. And this is an ideal starting point for turning elemental desire into a commodity. A child is the same raw material as anything else you can take possession of. Where the womb has become a factory and the baby a gorgeously packaged expensive product, that’s where our story begins.
Grgić Nikoletta (as guest)
Musicians: Szerda Árpád, Ábrahám Máté
Director: Kokan Mladenović
Composer: Irena Popović
Dramaturge: Maja Pelević
Assistant dramaturge: Góli Kornélia
Decorator: Marija Kalabić
Costume designer: Selena Orb
Costume accessories developer: Blagovesta Vasileva
Choreographer: Fülöp Tímea
Lighting design: Majoros Róbert
Assistant director: Szerda Zsófia, Csík Barnabás
Assistant composer: Szerda Árpád
Stage manager: Szvitlik Szebaszitán
Placard design: Blaskó Árpád
Photographer: Molnár Edvárd
Premiere: 2021.12.29. 19:30
Reprise: 2022.01.28. 19:30
Duration: 80 minutes without a break
Not recommanded for persons under the age of 16.
"The play has a dialogue with its audience, constantly highlighting the scorching poetry of Maja Pelević, who sings about the fight with the dragon, which, if we ignore it, engulfs us. (...)
Irena Popović composes chamber opera through a mix of genres, ranging from baroque to pop. Music conveys to us the destructive nature of a world that we ourselves have created and whose reflection we refuse to see. "(Nataša Gvozdenović - Vreme)
"At first, we're faced with a rather tough, dense, almost inexplicably complex and serious subject. But director Kokan Mladenović and author and dramaturge Maja Pelević pay careful attention to get a seemingly lightweight texture and promisingly colorful packaging." (Tölli Szofia - kulter.hu)
The City of Subotica
The National Council of the Hungarian National Minority
Bethlen Gábor Found
The National Cultural Fund of Hungary
67th Sterijino pozorje festival, Novi Sad, 30 May 2022.
34th Festival of Hungarian Theatre, Kisvárda, 1 July 2022.
32nd THEALTER, Szeged, 2022.