Here we go!

08 December 2013

The sixth edition of Divine Comedy festival starts today! The premiere of an exclusive festival production, made in collaboration with Łaźnia Nowa Theatre, Sorrows of the Tropics, directed by Paweł Świątek and based on a text by Mateusz Pakuła, is held this evening at 7 PM. The show explores a cultural phenomenon of travelling and moving around, presenting the audience with fascinating stories and various interesting cases. You also shouldn’t miss the first one of the Polish Contest INFERNO shows, that is Agata Duda-Gracz’s I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered… from Capitol Musical Theatre in Wrocław which starts at 6 PM at TVP Kraków Studio S3. The performance takes the audience on another journey, this time to a Norman village in a year 1835 and presents them with a complicated and multi-layered story of the crimes committed by the titular character. There’s a discussion, held as a part of the Dantesque Scenes cycle, with the artistic team behind the production that starts right after show, facilitated by Łukasz Drewniak.

We would also like to remind everyone that during the following week Kraków turns into a real theatre center of the country. Polish Contest INFERNO offers the hottest and most widely-discussed shows of the last season that compete for the Divine Comedian Award, given by an International Jury and announced on Saturday, 14th December! You should not miss the performances by students from Krakow State Drama School and its branch in Wrocław, showcased in the festival section PARADISO. This year’s PURGATORIO, except for the independent and most interesting shows from Krakow presents you with the Dantesque Scenes cycle – meetings with the artists behind the INFERNO shows held right after the performances. Last, but not least, make sure not to miss festival’s brand new cycle – Something’s Cooking Backstage – unconventional discussions with theatre artists behind a kitchen table, all about sharing professional stories and cooking favorite meals. Join us!