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Český díplom

DATE   TIME   PLACE
14 December 2017
  19:00
  AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow
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Directed by:

Piotr Ratajczak

Author

Mariusz Szczygieł

DURATION

120 min.

Tickets

40/25

This thesis play, starring acting students from the Puppetry Department at the Wrocław campus of the Stanisław Wyspiański Theatre Arts Academy in Kraków, is partially inspired by Mariusz Szczycieł’s reportages. The performance presents a history of Czechoslovakia across the twentieth century, taking a closer look at several figures from the world of culture and politics. Jan Palach set himself on fire as a form of a protest against the Warsaw Coalition’s aggression. Olga Hepnarova, an alienated and misunderstood girl, decided to drive a truck into a crowded street. Lidia Baarova was an actress who collaborated with the Nazis and got entangled in an affair with Goebbels. Marta Kubisova was a beloved, popular singer whose career was destroyed for political reasons. These characters paint a totally different picture of a country commonly associated with well-mannered, easygoing beer drinkers. Each story becomes a means to examine a social and political situation influenced by the communist regime. Director Piotr Ratajczak and the young performers use tragicomic poetics to unpack Czechoslovakian cultural stereotypes, while drawing on the country’s vivid and colorful cultural landscape. 

 

Team

Directed by/Musical Arrangement: Piotr Ratajczak
Text by Piotr Rowicki
Set design/Costumes by Marianna Lisiecka
Form Directing by Wojciech Brawer
Dramaturgical Collaboration: Joanna Kowalska
Movement Dramaturgy by Arkadiusz Buszko
Music by Mateusz Winsław
Assistant Director: Hubert Waljewski

 

Cast

Wiktoria Czubaszek, Anna Gabrysz/Julia Rzepecka, Helena Hajkowicz, Agata Jakoniuk, Joanna Kowalska, Monika Stanek, Mikołaj Bańdo, Tomasz Tywoniuk, Kornel Sadowski, Hubert Waljewski 

 
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