Devils
inspired by motifs of the Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz novella „Mother Joan of the Angels”
director
Agnieszka Błońska
premiere
7 December 2019
running time
90 min
stage
scena duża
UPCOMING SHOWS
Thu 23 January
hour 19.00
Fri 24 January
hour 19.00
Sat 25 January
hour 19.00

PHOTO GALLERY

CAST
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
KLARA BIELAWKA
KLARA BIELAWKA
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
ARKADIUSZ BRYKALSKI
ARKADIUSZ BRYKALSKI
OKSANA CZERKASZYNA
OKSANA CZERKASZYNA
guest
NATALIA ŁĄGIEWCZYK
NATALIA ŁĄGIEWCZYK
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ

CREATIVES

director – Agnieszka Błońska

script and dramaturgy – Joanna Wichowska

set design – Robert Rumas
choreography – Nina Chyżna

video and lighting – Artur Sienicki

costumes – Arek Ślesiński

musical arrangement – Agnieszka Błońska

director's assistant – Krystyna Bednarek
stage manager – Barbara Sadowska

SYNOPSIS

„The female is deficient and misbegotten... with her excess of moisture and bodily heat that points to corporal and mental deficiency... so to speak, a congenitally anomalous man... The full realization of human nature is only found in a man”.

 

These statements by St Thomas Acquinas could be used the motto of the crusade launched over two millennia by the Catholic Church against women. The creators of the performance seek out the sources, symptoms and consequences of this continuing, and in Poland, recently intensifying offensive. The story of the possessed and exorcised nuns serves as a pretext for research into the long history of the colonization of the female body, of sexual repression, stigmatization of difference and imposition of rigid gender roles.

 

Speaking parts in the performance will belong to the Fathers of the Church, Mother Joan and the deveils who lived in her nuns’ bodies and souls. But most of all to contemporary women and men who willy nilly partake in the supposedly defensive culture war fought all over Poland and Europe; a war declared by the Church and by politicians.

 

What role is written for each of us in this fight? What role do we, consciously or not, accept? To what extent are we forced to uphold patriarchy?

 

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Performance for adults only.

 

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The performance was made for the 4th Art and Community Festival Happy City.

 

 

 

Teatr Powszechny
im. Zygmunta Hübnera
ul. Jana Zamoyskiego 20
03-801 Warszawa
tickets 22 818 25 16
22 818 48 19
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