Legendary Angels in America back on stage
October 21, 2013
A famous staging of Tony Kushner ‘s “Angels in America”, directed by a distinguished Polish theater director Krzysztof Warlikowski, returns to the repertoire of TR Warszawa on October 23-29.
An English-speaking audience will have an opportunity to see this exceptional performance on October 25 when it is played with English subtitles.
“Angels in America” tackle the subjects of vital importance for Krzysztof Warlikowski's theatre, associated with exclusion and guilty conscience. The wonderful, epic work by Kushner is an in-depth analysis of the American soul, growing in Warlikowski's spectacle into a universal vision of love in the time of cholera, the homosexual love that reveals all the evil in us.
“The play is multilayered, universal; it touches on many topics. I would not like to restrict myself to the question of AIDS only. Today AIDS is not such an angel of death as then, in the 80. Nowadays we are afraid of illnesses in general, we are paralyzed by them. More than in illness I am interested in this man's soul: what ways of escape he tries, how desperate he is, what physical and spiritual pain he has to overcome to stay alive and not give in”, Krzysztof Warlikowski told Gazeta Wyborcza daily in an interview.
“For me the value of this work is that it enables us to talk about the man in various contexts, in a very perverse way, in dialog with the audience. It is like a breath of fresh air. This theatrical material gives us an opportunity to talk about God, destiny, crime, punishment and our spirituality, of angels. It is a charge of purifying energy.”, he added
"Angels in America" also boast a high-class cast of best Polish actors. The cast includes Andrzej Chyra, Maciej Stuhr, Maja Ostaszewska/Magdalena Popławska, Tomasz Tyndyk, Jacek Poniedziałek, Rafał Maćkowiak, Magdalena Cielecka, Stanisława Celińska / Maja Komorowska, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Danuta Stenka / Dorota Landowska / Monika Niemczyk and Bogusława Schubert
Approximate running time: 5 hours 30 min. (one intermission)
When: October 23,24,25 (English subtitles), 26, 27, 28, 29 at 6pm
Where: Hala ATM STUDIO, Wał Miedzeszyński 384