Sezon 2017-2018

RASPUTIN

tekst: Jolanta Janiczak

reżyseria: Wiktor Rubin

Postać Rasputina, człowieka-legendy, prowokuje do postawienia pytania o potrzebę wiary, zwłaszcza w obliczu cierpienia i strachu.

prapremiera: wrzesień 2017


1946

tekst: Tomasz Śpiewak

reżyseria: Remigusz Brzyk

Twórcy sięgają do trudnych wydarzeń, jakie zapisały Kielce na kartach historii. Dyskusje o pogromie kieleckim do dziś nie są wolne od emocji.

prapremiera: grudzień 2017


JĄDRO CIEMNOŚCI

na motywach tekstu Josepha Conrada, adaptacja: Paweł Demirski

reżyseria: Monika Strzępka

Systemy polityczne, nim zabuksują się na śmierć, potrafią wspaniale negować swoją agonię. Ich jałowość ujawniają działania przeciwko ich głównym wartościom.

koprodukcja z Teatrem Imka

premiera: styczeń 2018


ŚWIĘTOSZEK

dramat: Molier

reżyseria: Ewa Rucińska

Ponadczasowa komedia charakterów. Mistrz obserwacji obyczajowej – Molier demaskuje hipokryzję religijną i naiwność mieszczaństwa.

premiera: luty 2018


FREDRO WSPÓŁCZESNY

na podstawie jednoaktówek Aleksandra Fredry

reżyseria: Mikołaj Grabowski

Nowe spojrzenie na Fredrę. Postaci z ostatnich komedii hrabiego nie cechuje już XIX-wieczny etos. Budują życie na rozbitych wartościach.

premiera: kwiecień 2018


JAK WAM SIĘ PODOBA

dramat: William Szekspir

reżyseria: Maja Kleczewska

Jak wam się podoba? To bezpośrednie pytanie o sens współczesnej sztuki. To przewrotna i ironiczna gra ze sztuką, która chce się podobać.

premiera: czerwiec 2018

RASPUTIN

script: Jolanta Janiczak

directed by Wiktor Rubin

A creative pair of artists, Janiczak and Rubin, reaches out for the biographies of historical figures, and defines the contemporary human using a new theatre language. Also, they have received a number of awards, among others the ‚Polityka’ Passport. Their ‚Stateswomen, Sluts of Revolution, or the Learned Ladies’ was announced the best production of the Polish Contemporary Plays Festival R@port in Gdynia, whereas ‚Empress Catherine,’ staged in Kielce Theatre, is one of the best and most frequently rewarded Polish plays in recent years. This time, the figure of the legendary Rasputin provokes into asking the question whether the religion is necessary, especially in the face of sorrow and fear. Also, the play examines the system of wielding power.

premiere: September 2017


1946

script: Tomasz Śpiewak

directed by: Remigusz Brzyk

Creators of the production are recalling the events of July 1946, the ones that landed Kielce in the world history. In times of the relentless anti-Semitic attitudes, a rumor about a Polish boy kidnapped by the Jewish community led to the tragedy. With the involvement of armed forces, a crowd brutally murdered 40 people. Discussions about the Kielce Pogrom, modern historical politics and collective responsibility of the Polish people for the crime still trigger very strong emotions. The tragedy had a colossal impact on the following generations. The author of the play Tomasz Śpiewak is a finalist of the Gdynia Dramaturge Award. The director Remigiusz Brzyk has been twice awarded the Konrad Award.

premiere: December 2017


The HEART OF DARKNESS

script Paweł Demirski, based on Joseph Conrad’s text

directed by Monika Strzępka

co-production IMKA Theatre

The short story by Joseph Conrad, which was an inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola to direct ‚Apocalypse Now,’ is still very current. In fact, the attempts to build a totalitarian empire and exploit the weak are still the reality of many regions worldwide. While commenting on the play, the creators say that ‚until the political systems club themselves to death, they are surprisingly well negating their own agony. Whether we like it or not, the activities undertaken against the systems’ dominant values may expose their barrenness. To make it happen, you have to stop colonizing the reality so as to perceive its true form.’ Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski are one of the most eminent Polish representatives of the engaged theatre. Their status is proven by numerous awards, for instance the ‚Polityka’ Passport (twice), ‚Warranty of Culture’ for the play ‚The Battle of Warsaw 1920’ or individual awards of the ‚Divine Comedy’ International Theatre Festival in Krakow.

premiere: January 2018


TARTUFFE

text: Molière

directed by: Ewa Rucińska

Modern play perceived through the lens of a classical work. Molière exposes the religious hypocrisy and middle-class naivety. The maestro of social observations cautions us against manipulation. It is entertaining and enlightening at the same time—even for the modern spectator. The text is interpreted by Ewa Rucińska, an actress and director, a graduate from the Faculty of Drama Acting in Cours Florent and INALCO in Paris, currently a student at the Faculty of Drama Directing at the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow. She has been collaborating with French theatres (Ménilmontant, Folie, Aktéon, Manufacture des Abbesses, Funambule, Essaion), Polish Institute in Paris and OFF Festival in Avignon. Her debut play ‚Bac à sable’ (‚Sand-box’ by Michał Walczak) granted her the Jacques Award for best directing debut in 2013, and 5 nominations, among others for best female performance. ‚Tartuffe’ in Żeromski Theatre is her debut on Polish scenes.

premiere: February 2018


MODERN FREDRO

based on one-act plays by Aleksander Fredro

directed by: Mikołaj Grabowski

A meeting of two great artists. A new perspective on the most eminent Polish comedy writer Fredro is presented here by Mikołaj Grabowski, an excellent director, theatre and film actor, pedagogue, professor at the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, director of many Polish theatres (among others the Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre), multiple prizewinner (among others Konrad Swinarski Award and the Gdynia Golden Yorick in ‚Best staging of Shakespeare’s dramas’ category of his ‚King Lear’), creator of the plays beloved by the audience—the ones that are staged for decades. Grabowski notices the overlooked elements of Fredro’s plays. The characters of Count’s last comedies are no longer characterized by the 19th-century ethos. These men and women are morally and ideologically impoverished, they are blinded by the money.

premiere: April 2018


AS YOU LIKE IT

text: William Szekspir

directed by Maja Kleczewska

This is the most frequently staged play by Shakespeare. Kleczewska’s interpretation presents a direct question about the sense of modern drama. It is a surprising and ironic conversation with the play whose only aim is to appeal. The director asks the following questions: ‚What are you keen on today? Why are you escaping to the Forest of Arden? Who do you pretend to be? What masks do you put on? What play do you perform? How do you want to be seduced? What do you admire?’ Kleczewska is an eminent, multiple prizewinning interpreter of Shakespeare’s and Chekhov’s works. At the Venice Biennale she received the Silver Lion for innovations introduced to the theatre. Kleczewska was also awarded the ‚Polityka’ Passport, Konrad Award and the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award. Her production entitled ‚Winter’s Journey’ was announced the best play during the 19th International Festival of Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant in Lodz.

premiere: June 2018