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The team of the Wrocław Pantomime Theatre is preparing the fourth jubilee premiere ? The Bacchae, a performance based on Euripides?s play and directed by Maćko Prusak. The premiere will take place on June 10 at 7 pm at the Polski Theatre, Świebodzki Train Station Stage, 20c Orląt Lwowskich Sq.

 

In 1974, Henryk Tomaszewski produced a performance Przyjeżdżam jutro (I?m Coming Tomorrow) in the Wrocław Pantomime Theatre, calling it ?a collage of pantomime images inspired by Euripides?s The Bacchae and Pier Paolo Pasolini?s Teorema?.

 

The authors of oncoming performance draw on the same materials, treating them as a starting point for composing a stage image that, however, does not re-create the plot of Tomaszewski?s performance. I?m Coming Tomorrow is treated as a source of inspiration and encouragement to once again read the two works and see what happens from confronting these two narratives today. It focuses on the same themes that Tomaszewski was interested in: a clash of two orders, the real and the imaginary one, the dilemmas of the human whose existence resembles balancing on a thin line between down-to-earth reality and the fragile world brought to life by a dream.

 

The question, which is never answered, remains the same: Who is the Visitor / Dionysus, whose arrival shatters the existing order and expels the human from their place of residence ? from themselves? Is it a liberation or a downfall? Why is this character still fascinating? Why do people, the theatre, the world, still need this story?

 

The Bacchae

 

based on Euripides?s play

direction: Maćko Prusak

dramaturgy: Marta Giergielewicz

stage design: Mirek Kaczmarek

music: Maćko Prusak

 

performers: Anna Nabiałkowska, Agnieszka Dziewa, Paula Krawczyk-Ivanov, Mariusz Sikorski, Artur Borkowski/Zbigniew Szymczyk, Jan Kochanowski, Anatoliy Ivanov, Radek Kasiukiewicz (guest appearance)

 

Next presentations: 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 June at 7 pm.

 

tickets: Polski Theatre

reservation: 71 337 21 03

a.paluch@pantomima.wroc.pl

 

 

 

 

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