|13 December 2017
14 December 2017
|Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków - Small Stage|
Directed by:Jakub Roszkowski
ProductionJuliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków
Jakub Roszkowski’s play premiered as a part of Genius Loci Festival, produced in collaboration with Nowy Sącz Regional Museum. A group of folk musicians star in the show alongside Juliusz Słowacki Theatre ensemble actors, performing rebellion songs as well as fragments of Stanisław Wyspiański’s rhapsody. The play takes a closer look at the bloody events of February 1846 that resulted from tensions with Austrian occupying forces—and more importantly at the conflicts of interest between the Polish nobility and the peasants. The piece is not about faithfully reconstructing the realities of the civil war that swept across Lesser Poland at that time; it’s about observing the class struggle that revealed a huge social divide and led to a ruthless, brutal and devastating battle between the two sides. But was it all bound to happen or could the wave of hatred and aggression have somehow been stopped?
Fresh soil, tree bark, straw and stroboscopic lights are used in the play. Due to this particular set design, the play is not appropriate for people with disabilities related to mobility.
Directed by/Text by Jakub Roszkowski
Set design by Mirek Kaczmarek
Music by Stefan Wesołowski
Assistant Director: Sławomir Rokita
Vocal supervision: Halina Jarczyk
Stage Manager: Anna Wójcicka
Production: Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków/Genius Loci Festival/Nowy Sącz Regional Museum/Izabella Oleś
Agnieszka Judycka, Agnieszka Kościelniak, Grzegorz Łukawski, Tomasz Międzik, Sławomir Rokita, Jerzy Światłoń, Tadeusz Zięba and folk musicians