Unbearably Long Embraces
premiere
11 December 2015
running time
100 min. (bez przerwy)
stage
scena mała
UPCOMING SHOWS
not in repertoire

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CAST
KAROLINA GRUSZKA
KAROLINA GRUSZKA
Monica
JULIA WYSZYŃSKA
JULIA WYSZYŃSKA
Amy
MACIEJ BUCHWALD
MACIEJ BUCHWALD
Charlie
DOBROMIR  DYMECKI
DOBROMIR DYMECKI

CREATIVES

director - Iwan Wyrypajew

translator - Agnieszka Lubomira Piotrowska
set designer - Anna Met
costume designer - Katarzyna Lewińska
music - Cazimir Liske
stage manager - Kuba Olszak

The author of Karolina Gruszka's photos - Marta Dudź

SYNOPSIS

The action of the play takes place in New York City and Berlin. There are four charakters: three of them come to NYC from Europe in search of a “better” life, whereas one of them is a New Yorker, born and raised. The entire group fails to find balance, their life turns into a nightmare, but suddenly they undergoes an amazing experience. Due to encounter with cosmic consciousness, their lives are completely changed forever.

 

Ivan Vyrypaev says: “This play was commissioned by Deutsches Theatre in Berlin. It was commissioned but I was free to write about anything I wanted to. The only condition was the deadline I had for turning the play in, which was only six months. I managed to meet it. The premiere was held in March this year. I was there and I hate to admit that neither the director nor the actors grasped the play. But I don’t blame them at all, since it is on the one hand a very easy topic, but on the other – a truly hard one. Easy because the theme is "real, true life" here and difficult since the majority of people living on the Earth do not feel close and connected to life, or such feelings are rare. This is something that cannot be explained to critics or actors. Because "real life" can only be understood when there is an authentic connection to it. Coming back to the play though, for me, it is mostly about language. About style, words, beautiful phrases. In a way, this play is a continuation to what I did in "July", where cruelty and beauty are confronted with each other, giving rise to poetry. Can you describe reality verbally? No, you can’t. But words can evoke a state which is all about the connection to life that happens within us.”

 

Co-production:  Z. Hübner Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw and Łaźnia Nowa Theatre in Cracow.

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AWARDS
  • Grand Prix - the Great Award of the Audience at the 51th Small Theatre Festival KONTRAPUNKT in Szczecin!
  • Karolina Gruszka, Julia Wyszyńska, Dobromir Dymecki i Maciej Buchwald - Honorable Mention for excellent performance of a theatre music score, highlighting musicality and searching for new forms of speaking in the theatre..
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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