Hello Laci, my friend! It’s Lajos Kovács. I’m going to run a marathon on the day the Bárka Theater opens. Just so you know. I’ll do the 43 km. run in a Bárka Theater t-shirt. I’m going to need one motorcycle cop, drinks, and 3 or 4 oranges. Think about it, Laci! I’m going to start at around 6 or 7 in the morning, before it gets too hot. I hope I can do it. I’ll talk to some friends, runners, they’ll tell me what kind of sneakers I need on concrete… so, this is what I’m planning.

A message from Kovács Lajos, actor, on the answering machine of László Bérczes, director of the Bárka Theater, on March 9, 1999.