THE PROFESSIONAL Roma theatre Romathan premiered its 60th piece on Friday, March 22. The fairy tale for children Kto je na svete najkrajší / Who is the Most Beautiful in the World was performed for the first time at 11:00 in the big hall of the Historical City Hall on Hlavná, Košice. The theatre, which is based in Košice, plays across the country and is planning to tour Roma settlements with the current piece, which was written by Daniela Hivešová-Šilhanová and directed by Marián Balog.
“This is an adaptation of an original fairy tale for a new generation of young audiences. They can get the lesson that everyone is the most beautiful and that we all together make the human world on our planet,” head of Romathan Karel Adam told the TASR newswire.
Adam added that the theatre wants, by touring Roma settlements, to reach the young generation, especially Roma children, and get young people used to theatre and motivate them to learn and develop their creativity.
The play is based on an old Roma legend about how God created the world and man. According to the legend, God made people from clay by baking them in a kiln. He first burnt one slightly, making a dark-skinned man, then took out a white man prematurely, then made an Asian by adding ingredients, and finally he made a Roma. Milan Godla, who plays God in the play, said: “The Devil asks me which is the most beautiful one, and I say: every one of them is the most beautiful, every one is great and together they create the human world. That is the point of the fairy tale.”
25. Mar 2013 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff