Page extent: 104
ISBN: 9781840024708
Binding: PaperBack

Car Thieves

Ákos Németh

Translated by Ché Walker
PaperBack (15 Jun 2004)

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A group of young people involved in sex, drugs and petty crime meet big-time Mafiosi against the backdrop of semi-underworld Budapest today. None of the characters seems to know what he or she is doing, yet still they try to cheat one another and their own fate. A dry, quirky, fast, rude and at times extremely funny snapshot of the urban scene in Hungary today.

This version is from a literal translation by Katalin Trencsényi and David Evans and was part of the National Theatre's Channels (Hungary) season of rehearsed readings, initiated by the NT Studio and performed in the Cottesloe Theatre in June 2004.

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ISBN13 9781840024708
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 104


"Rude, fast and hard-hittingly funny are the first words to spring to mind while watching Akos Nemeth’s Car Thieves. The play is a snapshot of the contemporary urban scene in Hungary but it has universal value as it touches on a large number of issues affecting today’s youths, including drugs, crime and sex. " - The Stage