Béla Pintér



A powerful intimate story about parents and two adopted girls

The new SND building, Studio
11. 10. 2024 19:00 h - 21:00 h

Schedule of performances

Wednesday 4. 9. 2024
19:00 h 21:00 h
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Friday 11. 10. 2024
19:00 h 21:00 h
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Dirt is a powerful intimate story with elements of ballads and folklore, yet with a generous dose of irony and canny social criticism. The story is set in a Hungarian village over four seasons. Irena and Attila have been trying to start a family for a quite some time. Yet, they learn that, because of complications during a routine surgery, they have lost any opportunity to conceive their offspring. They decide to resolve the situation by adoption. Yet, due to the two-year waiting period, they will eventually adopt two teenage girls. Ruža / Rose nicknamed Dirt, and her friend Anita, who, as they claim, have made a blood pact. The village setting is first hostile to the two foster girls. With their new parents, love is also not shared equally. What can a lack of love lead to? The inclination to extremism, nationalism and intolerance may start to seem trivial in comparison with the gradually surfacing tragedies of the characters. Yet, can there be anything truly banal in all this?
The production of Dirt received the following awards and nominations:
Dosky Award 2022 - Best Production of the Season
Nomination for Best Production of the Season at the Dosky Award 2022
Special Jury Award for Acting - New Drama 2023
Special Jury Award for Stage Design - New Drama 2023
Nomination for the Academy of Theatre Makers Award 2023
Running time: 2 hrs no interval
Première March 24, 2022
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Production Team

Stage Director Ján Luterán
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Stage and Costume Design Diana Strauszová
Choreography Assistance Ladislav Cmorej
Music Adam Ilyas Kuruc Daniel Fischer (as a guest)


Anita Janka Balková (as a guest)
Bandi Šulek Emil Horváth
Pali Kováč Ladislav Cmorej
Doctor / János Regös / Police officer Richard Stanke
Educator / Suzanne Gabriela Dzuríková