Performances

 

Polish language performance

This show based on the play of Józef Jerema „Bombay-Chicago, Chicago-Bombay” which was premiered in 1934 in Cracow. Colorful actors of a bankrupted theater want to make a cosmic trip from Bombay to Chicago and back by train. During the journey their route crosses heroes’ way the dramas of Mrożek, Różewicz, Białoszewski, Schaeffer, Jachimowski, Głowacki, Müller, Schulz, Shakespeare…
The show was created with the support of the Polish Library in Paris, and premiered in Paris theater Le Passage vers les etoiles in June, 2018.

Adapted and directed by Maja Saraczyńska
Performed by Dorian Czapla, Kaja Jankowska, Grzegorz Kowalczyk, Diana Kwiecień, Anna Pujdak, Anna Ray, Barbara Szpakowska, Ewa Szpakowska, Anna Wnękowicz
In accordion played by Wiesław Balawender

Running time: 90 min | Ticket price online: 35zł | Ticket price at cashier: 40 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Polish language performance

This show based on the play of Józef Jerema „Bombay-Chicago, Chicago-Bombay” which was premiered in 1934 in Cracow. Colorful actors of a bankrupted theater want to make a cosmic trip from Bombay to Chicago and back by train. During the journey their route crosses heroes’ way the dramas of Mrożek, Różewicz, Białoszewski, Schaeffer, Jachimowski, Głowacki, Müller, Schulz, Shakespeare…
The show was created with the support of the Polish Library in Paris, and premiered in Paris theater Le Passage vers les etoiles in June, 2018.

Polish language performance.

Adapted and directed by Maja Saraczyńska
Performed by Dorian Czapla, Kaja Jankowska, Grzegorz Kowalczyk, Diana Kwiecień, Anna Pujdak, Anna Ray, Barbara Szpakowska, Ewa Szpakowska, Anna Wnękowicz
In accordion played by Wiesław Balawender

Running time: 90 min | Ticket price online: 35zł | Ticket price at cashier: 40 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Opening of exhibition of Ali Asghar Khatibzadeh’s theatre masks
“I am Ali Asghar Khatibzadeh, born in 1965 in Damghan, Iran.

Some years ago, as a new sparkle passed through my mind, I felt an innovation inside myself. From that time, any play I read I visualize the characters in my mind and try to make them realized with the newspaper paste (Papie Mache) in an exaggerating way. The masks I make, are formed by the use of my own imagination and creation, some of them are based on some well-known characters existing in works of the world’s plays such as Shakespeare, Eugen Ionescu, Miguel de Cervantes, Eugene O’Neill, Sophocles, Euripides, Achilles, Moliere, … etc. and their characters as Odipus, Prometheus, Scapin, Zeus, Don Quixote, Osiris, Creon, Haemon, Julius Caesar, Clown, King Lear, Medea, Antigone, yank, Berenger, Romeo & Juliet and so on.

One of the attractive points about my works is that they can be presented wherever it is possible; no matter it is a gallery, a museum or even a plain wall of stone or mud l! One of the memorable experiences of mine was the display of my masks in historical place of Tappeh Hessar, one of the most ancient monuments in Damghan, Iran which dates back 7000 years.”

This presentation is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Shertel is grotesque/comedy play which the story is about a musician, called Shertel, who is poor and homeless. One day a man sees him and encourages him to play more and gives him so much money. Shertel becomes friend with the man. Man is an ISIS Employee (Daes-Terrorist); Shertel gets the task to destroy London, Pisa, Paris, but he cannot do this for some comic reasons. When he arrives to Paris and visits Louvre to watch Mona Lisa, suddenly everything changes.
The language of this play is double dutch and there are only some English words because the terrorists and ISIS don’t have any dialogue with the people so there is not any kind of language.

Cast:
Hossein Hesam Nezhadrostami
Seyed Mostafa Shahcheragh

Crew:
Written and directed by Ali Asghar Khatibzadeh
Dramatized by Erfan Khatibzadeh
Assistant Director, stage manager Roya Rouhani
Lighting, makeup and sound by Parnian Khatibzadeh

Running time: 60 min | Ticket price online: 35zł | Ticket price at cashier: 40 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Shertel is grotesque/comedy play which the story is about a musician, called Shertel, who is poor and homeless. One day a man sees him and encourages him to play more and gives him so much money. Shertel becomes friend with the man. Man is an ISIS Employee (Daes-Terrorist); Shertel gets the task to destroy London, Pisa, Paris, but he cannot do this for some comic reasons. When he arrives to Paris and visits Louvre to watch Mona Lisa, suddenly everything changes.
The language of this play is double dutch and there are only some English words because the terrorists and ISIS don’t have any dialogue with the people so there is not any kind of language.

Cast:
Hossein Hesam Nezhadrostami
Seyed Mostafa Shahcheragh

Crew:
Written and directed by Ali Asghar Khatibzadeh
Dramatized by Erfan Khatibzadeh
Assistant Director, stage manager Roya Rouhani
Lighting, makeup and sound by Parnian Khatibzadeh

Running time: 60 min | Ticket price online: 35zł | Ticket price at cashier: 40 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

 

After forty years of living together do we know everything about our partner? It is not even about some hidden secrets, but about a never-ending desires, aspirations or preferences. For the first time Grażyna and Marian stay in a luxury hotel to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their marriage totally different, as they did before. However, they do not know the practical meaning of the word “luxury”, which causes even problem of getting into the room or aversion to the exotic – as per their taste – menu in the local restaurant. It would seem this is a standard situation of a marriage from countryside. The weekend would have been a more miserable, when a man came out under the bed (a newly elected minister who is in a very awkward situation), and the receptionist who supposes an intercourse among of these three people to spice up their boring married life. The Prime Minister has the minister up, but the minister can not reveal himself for fear of scandal (in the opinion of the public, because he is known as a morally incorruptible man). From that point the couple begins to rebuild their lives (in erotic way as well). Danny, the concierge – Daniel, but his colleagues call him so – would most likely turn this not-exist-triangle into an-exist-quadrangle. Who and how will come out of this situation, when for each side the situation starts to be uncomfortable?

Polish language performance

Cast:
Grażyna – Halina Chrobak
Marian – Józef Mika
Portier – Maciej Zuchowicz
Somebody – Paweł Ferens
Correspodent – Maciej Orłoś (appearence on screen)
Prime minister – Sylwester Biraga (appearence on screen)

Make-up by Natalia Kida
Written by Krzysztof Kędziora
Directed and scenic design by Sylwester Biraga

Running time: 120 min | Ticket price online: 50zł | Ticket price at cashier: 55 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Opening of exhibition of Joanna Stanecka
The exhibition “From Richard Wagner to Witold Gombrowicz” contains the latest watercolors by Joanna Stanecka. The exhibits of the Polish actress, who has been living in Germany for twenty years, reflect her deepest passion over the colors, colorful spots and stage motifs: the Theater.
The painting was always Joanna’s great love and shortly after graduation came the difficult question: Drama school or art academy? Her great temperament and passion for group work led her to acting, but her second passion always stays in her heart.
The actress, who graduated of the College of Film, TV and Theater in Łódź (PL), former member of the Rozmaitości Theater in Warsaw, married an opera singer, moved to Germany and gave birth to three sons. Of course, the love and care for her sons came first, the acting career had to wait a little. During this time, Joanna transformed her acting potential into the painterly creativity. She was often there with her sons when Daddy rehearsed his Wotan on stage or as Polyphemus in “Acis and Galatea”, stood in a fountain to spy on the Galatea. She “saved” the fantastic stage moments in her head, to bring this later with the brush on the canvas. The series “From Richard Wagner to Witold Gombrowicz” are the results of recent opera and theater visitations and represent; Movement, emotions, contentment, fear or stage fright, all the elements that inseparably accompany the actors and singers on stage.

Two great personalities: Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) stand side by side today, perhaps for the first time. Of course they never met in reality. Did they like each other? Probably not. A great German composer and a Polish writer, whose novels were often rewritten into stage plays. A composer who was in love with legends and history and a writer who felt the legends and history were a big burden. Gombrowicz grants his characters, as well as himself, the right to individuality and spiritual freedom, regardless of any convention. Wagner-Gombrowicz – these two opposites share a common value: the great passion for the theater and the magnificent intensity of expressing emotions.

This presentation is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Next part of the legendary Madd-Ness 1!
(Dealing with Bollywood, Ola made big money… in rupees, which was enought for buying waffles in Poland for a month. This did not really help her.)
Ola Love is back! Even more lonely, even more lost fighting for love.
Ola’s last guy, Mr. Saint-Right, was a priest. How is it possible that they met? He escaped from the Black Protest, got tangled in his cassock and hooked on her hanger.
This is how the last beautiful, though short story of Ola Love begins in the old heterosexual world.
Ola Love is tired of men, decides to become a lesbian.
She finds her he-Sleeping Beauty, and with her hope for happiness and joy of life. No penis, no cry!

Polish language performance

Performed by Aleksandra Kowalczyk
Script and directed by Darek Szymor

Running time: 70 min | Ticket price online: 35zł | Ticket price at cashier: 40 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Let us take you on a journey of agnificent
artistry where love is the protagonist. No words can describe this force, only movements, dance, and gestures. Love
expresses itself with its own language, the language of silence, mystery, and inner tension.

This extraordinary play draws inspiration from a Persian tragic romance by the poet Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209), “Khosrow and Shirin”. It tells a highly elaborate fictional version of the love story between the Sasanian king Khosrow II and the Armenian princess Shirin, who later became the queen of Persia.

The subjects of love, lust, covetousness, power, homicide, loneliness and suffering are as timeless as theatre
itself and go back to the tradition of ancient Greek tragedies. The Shoroom theatre group performs Shirin in the form of physical theatre, with no dialogues, which makes this play highly emotional and truly international. Spectators will be enchanted by the movements, music, and expressions of the artists. Traditional Iranian dance movements and Kurdish traditional music from Iran (the area that witnessed the unfolding of the drama, long ago) will accompany us through this riveting story.

Directed by Mojgan Maghooli

Running time: 70 min | Ticket price online: 40zł | Ticket price at cashier: 45 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy

Let us take you on a journey of agnificent
artistry where love is the protagonist. No words can describe this force, only movements, dance, and gestures. Love
expresses itself with its own language, the language of silence, mystery, and inner tension.

This extraordinary play draws inspiration from a Persian tragic romance by the poet Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209), “Khosrow and Shirin”. It tells a highly elaborate fictional version of the love story between the Sasanian king Khosrow II and the Armenian princess Shirin, who later became the queen of Persia.

The subjects of love, lust, covetousness, power, homicide, loneliness and suffering are as timeless as theatre
itself and go back to the tradition of ancient Greek tragedies. The Shoroom theatre group performs Shirin in the form of physical theatre, with no dialogues, which makes this play highly emotional and truly international. Spectators will be enchanted by the movements, music, and expressions of the artists. Traditional Iranian dance movements and Kurdish traditional music from Iran (the area that witnessed the unfolding of the drama, long ago) will accompany us through this riveting story.

Directed by Mojgan Maghooli

Running time: 70 min | Ticket price online: 40zł | Ticket price at cashier: 45 zł

  

The show is co-financed by Urząd m. St. Warszawy