Hungarian Play Makes Canadian Debut

Christina Leadlay
Published: Wednesday, 04/13/2005 12:00 am EDT

The hilarious and deeply touching tragi-comedy Catsplay makes its Canadian debut on April 14 at the ArtsCourt Theatre, 2 Daly Ave. Penned by 20th century Hungarian playwright István Örkény, Catsplay follows an eccentric, 60-something widow whose chaotic life unfolds between the walls of her untidy Budapest apartment. Encounters with her closest associates ­ including an egocentric opera singer, a timid yet loyal neighbour, and a crippled sister based in Germany ­ unveil contrasting values and questions of the idea of happiness. Hungarian Ambassador Dénes Tomaj is hosting the opening night gala, and proceeds from the three-day run benefit the Humane Society. Curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. April 14 through 16, and tickets are $20; $25 for opening night. Contact ArtsCourt at (613-564-7240).

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