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Dramatyczny Theater plays for English-speaking audience
July 7, 2014   
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In the name of Jakub S
The Dramatyczny Theater has a hot summer in store for Warsaw audiences: it plans to stage over 50 performances during its summer festival that will last until July 31. Some of them will be shown with English subtitles.

The plays are being staged at the Dramatyczny Theater’s four venues in different parts of Warsaw. The festival kicked off July 4 with a new production of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.

With a new translation by Antoni Libera, this classic Greek tragedy is directed by Czech theater director Jakub Krofta, who previously worked with the Dramatyczny Theater on The Graduate by British dramatist Terry Johnson. The Graduate was staged during last year’s Dramatyczny Theater Summer Festival, impressing both viewers and critics. Audiences will now have a chance to catch the play again on the Dramatyczny Theater’s G. Holoubek Stage. The play will be shown with English subtitles on July 11 and July 12 at 7pm.

English-speaking viewers will also be able to see W imię Jakuba S. (In the Name of Jakub S.), written by Paweł Demirski and directed by Monika Strzępka. The famous Demirski/Strzępka Duo is known for uncompromising reckoning with the Polish mentality.The play is about Poles who hail from rural areas but do their best to deny their humble origins and face an identity crisis in the process. Shows with English subtitles: July 15 and 16 at 7 pm on the Dramatyczny Theater’s G. Holoubek Stage.

At the Na Woli venue, Engldih-speaking audiences will have a chance (July 9 and 10 at 7pm) to see Nasza klasa (Our Class) by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, a drama that won the author the Nike award and that has been staged at theaters around the world. Divided into 14 episodes, Nasza klasa tells the stories of Poles and Jews living during turbulent historical events between 1925 and contemporary times. The Warsaw production is directed by Ondrej Spisak.

In July, the hit play Merlin. Inna historia. (Merlin. A Different Story) is returning to the Dramatyczny Theater’s Przodownik stage. Written by Tadeusz Słobodzianek and directed by Ondrej Spisak, the play first opened at the Dramatyczny 10 years ago. The performances for English-speaking viewers are planned for July 12 and 13 at 7pm).

Last, but not least, On July 23 and 24 the Dramatyczny Theater’s G. Holoubek Stage will show “Persona Marylin”, Krystian Lupa’s production that has been invited to theaters all over the world. It’s been inspired by a story of a sex icon – Marylin Monroe.

More information and tickets online: www.teatrdramatyczny.pl
Bookings: bilety@teatrdramatyczny.pl; kasa@teatrdramatyczny.pl
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