The so-called “detective game” built on digital interaction is a one-of-a-kind enterprise in the Hungarian theatre scene: the spectators themselves shape the storyline with the help of a mobile phone application, thus influencing the plot by way of their votes throughout the entire play. This makes them feel real, active participants of the show instead of passive viewers.
“The girl is in danger, hiding at the same time from her hotshot mother and a mysterious human rights activist. She feels that she cannot trust anybody and that every step she takes is monitored; therefore, she decides to take control and gets hold of all technical devices possible to watch over her chasers. Her partner in crime is an ordinary pizza delivery guy, who – together with the audience – tries to help her. The odds are high: are we to choose security or freedom, control or a future full of hazards? Shall the girl become a heroine or a traitor?” – the question is raised.
Created within the framework of Play On: New Storytelling with Immersive Technologies international project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Áruló is a coproduction of Kolibri Színház (Hungary), University of York (UK) and Teatr Ludowy (Poland).
It was a great joy and honor for the company to receive the software developer of the show, Ben Kirman from the University of York at the premiere.
Based on the original play by Esther Richardson and Cecilie Lundsholt
written by Attila Eck and György Vidovszky
Translated by Anikó Rupp
Emma – Krisztina Nyirkó
Bernadett – Bea Tisza
Vero17 – Gábor Krausz
Pizza Guy – Dániel Nizsai
Design, costume – Patrícia Pajor, Anett Herman
Software development – Ben Kirman (UK)
Webdesign – Nándor Gidró
Music – András Monori
Technical manager – István Farkas
Admin – Balázs Fekete / Bálint Keszte
Video – Gergő Bárdi, Kinga Albert
Video clips – Attila Krausz, Ab Ovo Stúdió
Pedagogical expert – Eszter Gyevi-Bíró
Assistant director – Andrea Hajsz
Director – György Vidovszky
Photos: Gergő Bárdi
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