Angels in America
|6 December 2019
||Ludowy Theatre / Main Stage|
Directed by:Małgorzata Bogajewska
Tickets70 / 50
The play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes premiered in the United States in 1991–93. Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning drama quickly made its way to Broadway, also attracting the attention of other arts: Mike Nichols directed the famous HBO miniseries, and a year later, Angels in America – The Opera premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Angels discuss the vicissitudes of homosexual lives lived in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and the conservatist apogee under Ronald Reagan. Rooted in “national themes”, the play proved itself a universal study of the human torn between good and evil.
This explains the popularity of the play in Poland: Angels in America was first staged in 1995 and took a permanent hold on the social conscience with Krzysztof Warlikowski’s famous production at the TR Warszawa. The Kraków production speaks of the price of truth, freedom, and individualism that proves piercingly current also in contemporary Poland, even though it is portrayed with poignantly ironic humour from the days of the Reagan administration, the ultra-right wing US president. The cast includes Piotr Pilitowski, winner of the Prize for the Leading Male Role The Secret Life of the Friedmans at the 10th Boska Komedia / Divine Comedy Festival.
Director: Małgorzata Bogajewska
Playwright: Tony Kuschner
Translation: Jacek Poniedziałek
Scenography: Joanna Jaśko-Sroka
Music: Bartłomiej Woźniak
Choreography: Maćko Prusak
Weronika Kowalska, Jagoda Pietruszkówna, Anna Pijanowska, Beata Schimscheiner, Piotr Pilitowski, Piotr Franasowicz, Paweł Kumięga, Wojciech Lato, Karol Polak, Kajetan Wolniewicz