Memorial Year of György Harag

The Memorial Year of György Harag organized by HAA has started on 1 October in Gyula with a life work exhibition of the famous director. György Harag was an outstanding Hungarian director and actor from Transylvania, who died in 1985 aged 60 leaving a great legacy behind in theatrical art. The start of the Memorial Year had to be postponed because of the epidemic situation. The widow of György Harag, Ilona Harag is the main patron of the Memorial Year and the main supporter of the inheritance of György Harag.
The life work exhibition, which was attended by Tamás Gergely Kucsera, the Secretary General of HAA, can be seen until 16 October, after which it is planned to be transferred to Győr and Budapest, then next year to Satu Mare, Târgu Mureş, Cluj-Napoca, Subotica, Margaret and Bucharest.
„György Harag's oeuvre lifts us from our losses. It shows how to be European, Central European, Hungarian and part of a fragmented nation," said Tamás Gergely Kucsera in his speech.
György Harag professed about his love of the theatre: "For some reason the theatre shapes my destiny. Sometimes I can't even sleep. I wake up in the middle of the night, and I can't sleep any more. I become anxious and this anxiety makes me think many, vision-like things. The silence and the solitude can inspire strange, awkward images, ideas. I feel that I've discovered a great vision, but the next day, when I tell it to the actors, the whole thing loses its charm. This is very interesting. The theatre is one big, live vision. But this vision can only exist through a hard, vigilant, tormenting work, from an intellectual point of view."
October 13, 2020