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Mephisto

DATE   TIME   PLACE
6 December 2014
  16:30
  Teatr Bagatela — Sarego 7

Directed by:

Michał Kotański

Author

Klaus Mann

Production

Bagatela Theatre

DURATION

165 min.

Tickets

tickets available in box office of Bagatela Theatre www.bagatela.pl

Michał Kotański’s play is based on an adaptation of the well-known Klaus Mann novel of the same title, published for the first time in 1936 and popularized by an Oscar-winning movie by István Szabó. The writer, who was born into a prominent artistic family, comments here on the reality of his time, telling the story of an artist who lives in Nazi Germany and gets caught up in political and systemic intrigue. The performance centers on the life of a provincial actor, Hendrik Höfgen, who becomes more and more dependent on the oppressive apparatus of power. Kotański, partially inspired by the strategy used in Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, contrasts the frivolous form of Weimer Republic cabaret with a horrifying tale about how fascist ideology strengthens its position within German society. Breaking cultural taboos and having careless fun in a cloud of sequins is juxtaposed with impending world catastrophe, adding to the play’s subversive power. 

 

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Team

Translation by Renata Derejczyk

Adaptation by Radosław Paczocha

Directed by Michał Kotański

Scenography by Tomasz Brzeziński

Costumes by Anna Chadaj

Music by Marcin Mirowski

Choreography by Iza Chlewińska

Projections by Michał Jankowski i Przemysław Brynkiewicz

Ligths by Marek Oleniacz

Assistant director: Kamila Klimczak

Stage managers: Joanna Jaworska i Monika Handzlik

Cast

Marcin Czarnik, Adam Szarek, Jakub Bohosiewicz, Marcin Zacharzewski/ Michał Kościuk, Paweł Sanakiewicz , Katarzyna Litwin, Anna Rokita, Piotr Różański, Marcin Kobierski, Sławomir Sośnierz, Dariusz Starczewski, Małgorzata Piskorz, Kamila Klimczak, Anna Branny, Przemysław Branny, Patryk Kośnicki, Maurycy Popiel, Marek Bogucki, Tomasz Foltyn , Karol Miękina, Kamil Wawrzuta

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