Cracow’s Stary Theater brings “To Damascus” to Warsaw
April 4, 2014
“Do Damaszku” (To Damascus), a play by August Strindberg
and directed by one of the leading Polish theater directors Jan Klata, will be shown as part of the 34th Warsaw Theater Meetings
The spectacle is brought to Warsaw by the Stary Teatr im. H. Modrzejewskiej in Cracow.
Klata together with Sebastian Majewski opened the Swedish playwright’s work with a pop-culture key and translated it into contemporary language and reality. The mesh of references in the story of crisis and escape from the triviality of life is composed of musical and film associations.
In this performance Klata defined the direction of creative search in Narodowy Stary Teatr and opened the season dedicated to Konrad Swinarski. The performance is an attempt to tell the story of contemporary religious beliefs and the place of religion in the life of modern people, as well as the need for community, faith and belonging to the Church.
Adaptation, dramaturgy: Sebastian Majewski, Stage desinger: Mirek Kaczmarek, Stage movment: Maśko Prusak
Cast: Aldona Grochal, Katarzyna Krzanowska, Beata Paluch, Ja∂mina Polak, Dorota Segda, Justyna Wasilewska, Marcin Czarnik, Krzysztof Globisz, Adam Nawojczyk, Krzysztof Zarzecki
Running time: 130 minutes (no intermission)
Teatr Dramatyczny, Scena im. G. Holoubka
Palace of Culture, Pl. Defilad 1
Apr 7, 5:30, 8:30 pm
Tickets are available in the box office of Teatr Dramatyczny (22 656 68 44, 22 632 24 78, firstname.lastname@example.org, and on www.bilety.teatrdramatyczny.pl
The full festival program: