They say that the Angel comes to everyone at least once in life.
Lot, on account of the ceaseless rivalry with his uncle and business partner Abraham, moves to rich and fruitful Sodom although the morals of the city are notoriously rotten to the core. While he endeavours to keep his faith and the laws of his ancestors, he must make compromises in order to grow his wealth and keep his position. One day the angels of the Lord appear before him, informing him that Doomsday has come. The Lord has sentenced the sinful city to destruction, but with the help of his family, he can still survive. They must depart immediately, leave everything behind, and start a new life elsewhere. The Lord saves Lot from the certainty of death, but His grace puts everyone on trial.
Lot – The Grass is Greener in Sodom is the last play by János Térey, which he wrote for Balázs Kovalik and the Örkény Theatre. On the cover page of the script, there is an epigraph, a quote from Kierkegaard:
“If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the foundation of all there lay only a wildly seething power which writhing with obscure passions produced everything that is great and everything that is insignificant, if a bottomless void never satiated lay hidden beneath all — what then would life be but despair?”
(Fear and Trembling by Sören Kierkegaard. Translated by Johannes De Silentio)
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission
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