Stary Theatre: Wedding


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9 May, 8pm - The play will be performed with English surtitles. The text of the improvisation can be found find in the foyer (before the play).

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A hysterical bout of laughter from Czepiec and the Journalist follows the famous words “What news in politics, good sir?”, just before a wall of noise from the black metal group Furia blasts out, striking up the dance for the wedding-guests – this is the dynamic beginning of The Wedding AD 2017 in Jan Klata’s rendition. Instead of the picturesque Bronowice hut, we have a land in perpetual reconstruction, but the director does not exert himself to update the drama: the scaffolding designed by Justyna Łagowska wrapped in black plastic, the tree stump, and the empty chapel create a disquieting backdrop where two separate worlds can meet. The two sides – the blasé city-dwellers devoid of verve and charisma and the bawdy “folk” full of vivacity and blindly seeking a vent for their emotions – only unite in moments of trance-like dance. Around the stage, on four monumental pedestals stand musicians with black-and-white faces (contemporary Straw-men). The action plays itself out in time to their music, “half mocking, half serious,” but in the ecstatic moments the choreographic arrangements by Maćko Prusak bring the temperature to a boil. A moment later the protagonists sink into another marasmus, “only fiddling with their dreams,” eternally awaiting a sign.

Because of the loud music, stopwatches will be available before the performance. The performance is not recommended for viewers under 16.


  • Anna Dymna Radczyni
  • Monika Frajczyk Bride
  • Małgorzata Gorol Black Knight
  • Ewa Kaim Haneczka
  • Katarzyna Krzanowska Rachel
  • Beata Paluch Host’s Wife
  • Jaśmina Polak Maryna
  • Anna Radwan Zosia
  • Bartosz Bielenia Priest
  • Maciej Charyton Kacper
  • Juliusz Chrząstowski Host
  • Krystian Durman Jasiek
  • Roman Gancarczyk Journalist
  • Grzegorz Grabowski Kuba
  • Mieczysław Grąbka Jew
  • Zbigniew W. Kaleta Poet
  • Zbigniew Kosowski Hetman
  • Radosław Krzyżowski Groom
  • Ryszard Łukowski Granddad / Spectre
  • Zbigniew Ruciński Vernyhora
  • Krzysztof Zawadzki Czepiec
  • Edward Linde-Lubaszenko, Jan Peszek Stanczyk **
  • Elżbieta Karkoszka Klimina
  • Andrzej Kozak Jasiek
  • Michał Kuźniak Straw-man
  • Mikołaj Głowacki, Janusz Jarecki, Grzegorz Sterliński, Krzysztof Szczygieł, Wojciech Szczygieł, Sławomir Wojciechowski

Jan Klata Director, Adaptation
Justyna Łagowska Set Design / Costumes / Lights Director
Maćko Prusak Choreography
Piotr Halter Set Designer Assistant
Łukasz Kamiński, Adam Gajewski Sound Producer
Katarzyna Gaweł Stage Manager, Prompter, Assistant Director
Paweł Sablik, Andrzej Błażewicz Director's Assistants




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