Nastia
based on Vladimir Sorokin's short story
director
Jura Dzivakou
premiere
7 April 2022
running time
80 min
stage
scena mała
UPCOMING SHOWS
Wed 5 October
hour 20.00
Thu 6 October
hour 19.30
Tue 6 December
hour 19.30
Wed 7 December
hour 19.30

PHOTO GALLERY

CAST
EKATERINA ERMOLOVICH
EKATERINA ERMOLOVICH
VOLHA KALAKOLTSAVA
VOLHA KALAKOLTSAVA
NATALIA LANGE
NATALIA LANGE
ARTEM MANUILOW
ARTEM MANUILOW
DARYA NOVIK
DARYA NOVIK
MIKALAJ STOŃKA
MIKALAJ STOŃKA

CREATIVES

director – Jura Dzivakou

set design – Tatsiana Dzivakova

music – Olga Podgaiskaya

video – Palina Kamarova

poem – Dmitri Ermalovich-Dashchynski

translation, subtitles and coordination of cooperation – Michał Szymko

sound director – Pavel Sinilo

director's assistant and producer – Bazhena Shamovich

cast – Ekaterina Ermolovich, Volha Kalakoltsava, Natalia Lange, Artem Manuilov, Darya Novik, Mikalaj Stońka

 

 

SYNOPSIS

“Nastia” is a controversial short story written by Vladimir Sorokin, a famous Russian writer, that was published in a 2001 compilation titled “Feast”. The story happens on the verge of the 19th and the 20th century and it focuses on the titular Nastia, a 16-year-old noblewoman. Sorokin presents a vision of an idyllic manor of the Sablin family, whose inhabitants (at least officially) are always guided by logic, care, and openness to other people. However, due to irrational events and hidden secrets, an unimaginable crime takes place during the feast organized for Nastia’s 16th birthday, after which the rest of the revellers engage in philosophical disputes… The story is filled with the feeling of absurdity and dread. 

 

The makers are wondering what mutual hatred, stereotypes, and cultivating harmful rituals of violence can lead to. They want to tell about the dangerous instincts inside each and every one of us that are usually set free in critical moments. They ask about the boundaries of indifference to evil and the possibility of rebellion and running away in oppressive situations.

 

The show is created by artists from Belarus, Poland, and Ukraine. The presentations are in Russian with Polish subtitles. Some of the Belarusan creators of the show were forced to leave their homeland after a wave of repressions and now they are living in Warsaw in the artistic residences in Powszechny Theater and other theatres in Warsaw.

 

The show is for viewers 16 and older.

 

 

The scenic sketch shows were on the 3rd and 4th of December 2021, and the work-in-progress ones on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of March 2022. After the show on the 3rd of December, a debate was held – “Belarusan theatre and social movements in the face of a crisis”. The recording of the debate: click here.

 

 

The show is created within the “We are with you” project, thanks to the financing from the budget of the Capital City of Warsaw.

 

 

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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