Wednesday, February 4 - Columbia University, International Affairs Building, NYC

The East Central European Center of Columbia University
The Consulate General of Hungary and The Hungarian Cultural Center

presented

AN EVENING WITH GÁBOR GÖRGEY

HUNGARIAN NOVELIST, PLAYWRIGHT AND POET

Photos: Krisztina Fazekas

Gábor Görgey

Brian Murray

Esteemed actor and Drama Desk Award winner BRIAN MURRAY read excerpts from LAST REPORT FROM ATLANTIS by GÁBOR GÖRGEY, the distinguished Hungarian novelist, playwright, poet, and former Minister of Culture. The two hilarious, chilling and poignant excerpts (translated by Ivan Sanders and Eugene Brogyanyi) center around the scion of a Hungarian aristocratic family and his adventures under the vicissitudes of Communism, as well as in the world that emerged after its fall.

BRIAN MURRAY recently appeared in Beckett/Albee with Marian Seldes. His Broadway credits include The Crucible (Tony nomination), Uncle Vanya (Drama Desk nomination), The Little Foxes (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination), A Small Family Business, Racing Demon, Black Comedy, Noises Off (Drama Desk Award), Da, Sleuth, All in Good Time, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tony Nomination). Off Broadway he appeared as Falstaff in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Merry Wives of Windsor, and as Claudius in Hamlet which was also televised for PBS. Other Off-Broadway credits include the acclaimed production of Travels With My Aunt, Ashes (Obie Award), The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, Mike Nichols' production of The Knack, and Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby (Obie Award). Mr. Murray starred in several productions in London's West End before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company for four seasons, where his many roles included Romeo, Lysander, Cassio, and Edgar in Peter Brook's King Lear. Brian Murray is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. He has also directed on and off Broadway and in regional theatres.

Source: Hungarian Cultural Center, NY

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