Damascus 2045
Mohammad Al Attar
director
Omar Abusaada
translator: Agnieszka Piotrowska
premiere
20 September 2019
running time
80 min
stage
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PREMIERE: 20 September 2019

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CAST
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK
Lajla
GRZEGORZ FALKOWSKI
GRZEGORZ FALKOWSKI
Sam
NATALIA ŁĄGIEWCZYK
NATALIA ŁĄGIEWCZYK
Sara
OSKAR STOCZYŃSKI
OSKAR STOCZYŃSKI
Nadir
KAZIMIERZ WYSOTA
KAZIMIERZ WYSOTA
Adam

CREATIVES

director – Omar Abusaada
playwright – Mohammad Al Attar

set design – Bissane Al Sharif
translation of text – Agnieszka Piotrowska

video – Szymon Rogiński

music – Nadim Husni

lighting director – Piotr Pieczyński

translator for rehearsals – Feras Daboul
director's assistant – Iza Stolarska

set designer's assistant Krystyna Bednarek
assistant for video – Maciej Rudzin

stage manager – Barbara Sadowska
cast – Aleksandra Bożek, Grzegorz Falkowski, Natalia Łągiewczyk, Oskar Stoczyński, Kazimierz Wysota

 

SYNOPSIS

It is the year 2045 and Damascus is a thriving city teeming with life and booming economically, where nothing seems likely to perturb the calm. But two recent seemingly-unrelated events are threatening to disturb the peace.

 

An art installation in one of the city's newly inaugurated museums suffers a mysterious act of sabotage. Soon, residents across the city are afflicted with petrifying recurring nightmares that bear images from a strange past. Veteran officers Adam and Sam launch an investigation, but at every turn they find themselves sinking deeper into the morass. As the sabotage spreads beyond the museum and the nightmares continue to count more victims, terrifying revelations begin to surface. Faced with a confrontation that will change their lives forever, the residents of Damascus find themselves questioning their city's foundations as everything around them seems vulnerable to collapse. 

 

In their new work „Damascus 2045”, playwright Mohammad Al Attar and director Omar Abusaada pose questions about memory and forgetting, the writing of war history, and the narratives of the victors and the vanquished.

 

 

 

More information about artists: www.powszechny.com/damascus2045-artists

 

 

Thanks to Dream Adoption Society for collaboration.

 

 

 

Performance in the project Atlas of Transitions. New geographies for a cross-cultural Europe.

 

Project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. 

 

 

 

 

 

Teatr Powszechny
im. Zygmunta Hübnera
ul. Jana Zamoyskiego 20
03-801 Warszawa
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