Flights
Olga Tokarczuk
director
Michał Zadara
adaptation: Michał Zadara, Barbara Wysocka
premiere
30 January 2021
running time
160 min (1 przerwa: 15 min)
stage
scena duża
UPCOMING SHOWS
VOD
Fri 2 July
hour 18.00

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO

CAST
SYLWIA ACHU
SYLWIA ACHU
ARKADIUSZ BRYKALSKI
ARKADIUSZ BRYKALSKI
MAMADOU  GÓO BÂ
MAMADOU GÓO BÂ
WIKTOR LOGA-SKARCZEWSKI
WIKTOR LOGA-SKARCZEWSKI
KARINA SEWERYN
KARINA SEWERYN
EWA SKIBIŃSKA
EWA SKIBIŃSKA
BARBARA WYSOCKA
BARBARA WYSOCKA

CREATIVES

director – Michał Zadara

adaptation – Michał Zadara, Barbara Wysocka

set design – Robert Rumas

video – Artur Sienicki, Michał Zadara, Barbara Wysocka

costumes – Julia Kornacka i Kornelia Dzikowska

lighting director – Piotr Pieczyński, Michał Zadara

choreographic consultations – Tomasz Wygoda

director's assistants – Karolina Pawłoś and Maksymilian Nowak (Directing Department, National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw)

stage manager – Iza Stolarska

 

cast – Sylwia Achu (guest, National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw), Arkadiusz Brykalski, Mamadou Góo Bâ, Wiktor Loga-Skarczewski, Karina Seweryn, Ewa Skibińska, Barbara Wysocka 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Tokarczuk’s book won a Nike Literary Award and an International Booker Prize. It is a rich collection of stories seemingly not attached to each other, stories that are both contemporary and historical. Tokarczuk observes people on the move, and those striving to immobilize life through the eternal practice of body mummification.

 

Michał Zadara, a laureate of “Polityka’s” passport and a winner of Konrad Swinarski’s award, finds in “Bieguni” an innovative way of storytelling, one allowing to describe human experiences in an authentic way.

 

“Olga Tokarczuk portrayed – says the director – a life that gives a chance at capturing sense, but that chance disappeared and we are once again drowning in chaos. However, that chance existed and it keeps on leading us through chaos, with a hope that somewhere at the end of this pilgrimage we will find the answers”.

 

Olga Tokarczuk joins a group of classic authors, whose works were interpreted by Michał Zadara in last years: Mickiewicz, Sophocles, Euripides, Słowacki, Brecht, or the authors of the Bible…. “Tokarczuk’s books are the classics of the new era being born right in front of our eyes – classics of a world that has definitely refused us any cohesion. And this cohesion is not even something that we miss, we are taming the decay” – adds the director.

 

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A work in progress show happened on the 5th of December 2020, as a part of  Boska Komedia theatrical festival (in an online version on the Play Kraków platform).

 

   

 

Coproducer: Łaźnia Nowa 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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