Róbert Alföldi; Hungarian National Museum; L. László Simon; foiling;
This is a country where gays are covered up and banned, but Nazis are not, said the actor-director.
Róbert Alföldi also spoke to RTL about the firing of László L. Simon, the foil law and the highly successful performance he played at the Átrium Theater almost ten years ago.
Arranged by him, Cage of Mad Women after the 400th performance, he said about the play, now a lot of things mean something very different, “it means more viscerally”. According to him, the play talks about what is happening now, even though it was presented almost ten years ago.
Regarding the ouster of László L. Simon, he pointed out that the fired general director also voted for the law and “we became famous in the world”. So, he continued, we managed to do “good PR” for Hungary.
“I really mean what I said earlier half jokingly. These things, but also the law itself, and the way people are being harassed now, it evokes very bad times. We can say communist times, but we can say very roughly Nazi times. So, somewhat provocatively, I can say that I am looking forward to when we will be gathered and what we will have to wear. Because it started this way, in history it always started this way, everywhere, referring to normality,” the actor-director told RTL.