Man of paper. Anti-opera on credit
director
Jakub Skrzywanek
premiere
23 March 2024
running time
105 min
stage
scena duża
UPCOMING SHOWS
Fri 24 May
hour 19.00
Sat 25 May
hour 16.00
Sun 26 May
hour 16.00

PHOTO GALLERY

VIDEO

CAST
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
KAROLINA ADAMCZYK
KLARA BIELAWKA
KLARA BIELAWKA
ARKADIUSZ BRYKALSKI
ARKADIUSZ BRYKALSKI
MICHAŁ CZACHOR
MICHAŁ CZACHOR
ANNA ILCZUK
ANNA ILCZUK
ANDRZEJ  KŁAK
ANDRZEJ KŁAK
OLGA RUSIN
OLGA RUSIN
guest
EWA SKIBIŃSKA
EWA SKIBIŃSKA
OSKAR STOCZYŃSKI
OSKAR STOCZYŃSKI

CREATIVES

directing – Jakub Skrzywanek

libretto – Piotr Grzymisławski, Jakub Skrzywanek

texts of songs – Jaś Kapela

music – Karol Nepelski

set design and lighting director – Agata Skwarczyńska

choreography – Agnieszka Kryst

costumes – Tomasz Armada

vocal coach – Anna Serafińska

video – Artur Sienicki 

sound director – Kuba Sosulski

stage manager and director's assistant – Sylwia Mączarowska/Bazhena Shamovich

 

cast – Karolina Adamczyk, Klara Bielawka, Arkadiusz Brykalski, Michał Czachor, Anna Ilczuk, Andrzej Kłak, Olga Rusin (guest), Ewa Skibińska, Oskar Stoczyński 

 

additional cast only at the Stage Songs Review in Wrocław (16 and 17.03.2024): Ralph Kamiński, Cezary Studniak, Julia Wieniawa

 

SYNOPSIS

Due to the constant violation of Articles 75 and 76 of the Polish Constitution by all those in power conditioned by their wealth or the functions they hold at the central and local levels. Referring to the history of injustices, exclusion, and a belief that private property is not more important than human rights.


What would happen to Agnieszka today? The heroine of “Man of Marble”, a legendary activist artist who fought for justice and truth? Would she still be fighting for those who were excluded, or would she be benefiting from what the transformation brought about?

 

Would she still be directing?

 

Referring to Bertolt Brecht's “Threepenny Opera” and fantasizing about Andrzej Wajda's never-completed third film from the “Man...” series, the creators invite you to a Gala, a magnificent Gala filled with glamour, splendor, shine and artificial zircons. Since the era of musical performances finally arrived, we can't be left behind! Dear entertainment, now “The Theater that gets in the way” will show its claws! Unfortunately, the Gala is about poverty, so it won't be very cheerful (but it will be a bit).

 

In “Man of Paper...” the creators inquire about what it's like to live in Poland when you truly have nothing. What consequences have been brought upon us by our beliefs in individualized myths and narratives that became widespread in the nineties?

What should we sing about today and in what manner, given that we see how art is being used for political and business purposes everywhere around us? Where is the ethical boundary of our decisions when we are aware of the powerful manipulation tools we know how to operate, regardless of whether we are artists, journalists, politicians, businessmen, or activists?

 

Can we build a just, honest society that is compassionate and sensitive, if its foundations are continually laid on the ruins of what we have taken from the poorest, who often lack the opportunity to even oppose it because we (often with disdain and disgust) do not want to hear them?

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