How to Save the World on a Small Stage?
|7 December 2020
Directed by:Paweł Łysak
ProductionTeatr Powszechny im. Zygmunta Hübnera
Personal stories of fathers from Poland, Ukraine and Africa have become a canvas for the show about the imminent ecological disaster, hunger and the future of our planet. The starting point in the work on the production was the story of Docent Jan Łysiak, the director's father and creator of a utopian method of harvesting crops in the phase of ripening green grain, as well as the story of Alexander Voronov, a miner from Donbass and Demba Bâ, a flight engineer from Senegal. Their actions remain a trace of plans of conquest and male fantasies of saving the world.
What kind of reality have our fathers left behind? What can we do to avoid making their mistakes? What chances for development will we leave to the future generations?
Text: Paweł Łysak and Paweł Sztarbowski based on oral testimonies by Anna Ilczuk, Mamadu Góo Bâ, Artem Manuilov and Paweł Łysak
Director: Paweł Łysak
Dramaturgy: Paweł Sztarbowski
Set design: Janek Simon
Music: Andrzej Kłak and the band
Lighting design: Piotr Pieczyński
Assistant director: Nawojka Gurczyńska
Stage manager: Barbara Sadowska
Mamadou Góo Bâ, Anna Ilczuk, Andrzej Kłak, Artem Manuilov (guest), Kazimierz Wysota