Love, betrayal and revenge in a masterpiece, a story everybody knows, accompanied by the eternal question to which everybody is seeking for an answer: can any situation be truly hopeless or should one kindle the spark of hope forever.
The young Edmond Dantès is snatched by police from his wedding ceremony based on a criminal report. He is accused of having communicated with Napoleon who was in exile at that time. The accusation was based on a lie but Dantès could not refute it. He is taken to the Château d'If. He spent long years in prison when the demise of an unknown fellow prisoner gave him a chance to escape and he also got hold of a fortune. Off he goes then, as the Count of Monte Cristo to take revenge on those who wrecked his life. It does not take long for the Parisian elite to take notice of the gentlemen of attractive looks. And the Count proceeds determinedly towards his final destination of revenge. The only one who can make him hesitate is his love of his youth, Mercedes. Can love clear uncontrollable thirst for revenge from the heart of the man or did the years spent in prison really kill the one who was once Edmond Dantès? Love, intrigue, revenge and passion – all to be found in a play on the stage like in Dumas’s novel of eternal validity.
With songs written by György Szomor, the classic piece is staged as a true musical. A joint production of the dance ensemble of ExperiDance and Jókai Theatre of Békéscsaba. Choreographer: Sándor Román.