The musical was inspired by Sándor Petőfi's John the Valiant that is one of the greatest and most popular poem in the Hungarian language. Petöfi’s spirited folk epic, which recounts the adventures of a young and valiant shepherd boy, has all the charm and romance of a classic fairytale. After a reluctant farewell to his beautiful Sweetheart, Johnny Grain o’ Corn embarks on a series of incredible adventures that take him across land and sea, in the company of bandits, giants, and wicked witches. After he reunites a French princess with her father, the young shepherd must decide whether to accept the king’s gracious offer to ascend to the throne of France or to return to his Beloved. Hungarian poet and patriot Sándor Petöfi extended the range of his nation’s poetry beyond any predecessor, creating an important new synthesis of poetic technique and realistic subject matter.
It is a wonderful performance with gorgeous costumes and scenery. The sincerity of the young heros, the virtuosity of our talented actors, the beautiful music and the story enchants everybody from children to grandparents... Come and enter the world of Johnny Grain o' Corn, set your emotions free!
The performance is played in Hungarian but may be enjoyable for non-Hungarian speakers interested in Hungarian culture.