Fantazy
premiere
19 June 2015
running time
3 Godz. 40 Min. (2 przerwy)
stage
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CAST
KAROLINA  BACIA
KAROLINA BACIA
Diana
PAULINA HOLTZ
PAULINA HOLTZ
Hrabina Marianna Respektowa
ANNA MOSKAL
ANNA MOSKAL
Helenka
NELA NYKOWSKA
NELA NYKOWSKA
Stella
BARBARA WYSOCKA
BARBARA WYSOCKA
Hrabina Idalia
MARIUSZ BENOIT
MARIUSZ BENOIT
Wołdemar Hawryłowicz
MICHAŁ CZACHOR
MICHAŁ CZACHOR
Rzecznicki
GRZEGORZ FALKOWSKI
GRZEGORZ FALKOWSKI
Hrabia Respekt
MATEUSZ ŁASOWSKI
MATEUSZ ŁASOWSKI
Jan
MICHAŁ SITARSKI
MICHAŁ SITARSKI
Hrabia Fantazy Dafnicki
KAZIMIERZ WYSOTA
KAZIMIERZ WYSOTA
Kajetan

CREATIVES

direction - Michał Zadara

dramaturgy - Daniel Przastek

scenography - Robert Rumas

costumes - Julia Kornacka
light - Artur Sienicki

costume assistant - Arek Ślesiński

assistant director - Anna Czerniawska

stage manager - Kuba Olszak

SYNOPSIS

People say that the main flaw of Poles involves living in the past, the idealisation of days gone by and the world which were a perfect model only in peoples’ imagination. In his satiric comedy Fantazy, Juliusz Słowacki explains the world of that time. The play is set at the beginning of the 40s of the 19th century. The protagonists witnessed the time of great historical changes – the period of Partitions of Poland and the aftermath of  November Uprising. The context of these troubled times is not only an idyllic outline; it also demythologizes the idea of the growing elite, shows the decline of aristocracy as a social group. The everyday game is not dominated by spiritual or emotional values; it is rather the money and calculation that are in the lead.

The Second  Bard presents the attitudes, lifestyle, and pursuit of romanticism from the 19th century with some irony. The protagonists include impoverished gentry, figures detached from reality, and the last idealists who spend their live for a worthy cause. The play which features comedy elements, full of unexpected plot twists, does not leave any room for interpretation – it brutally deals with our identity and presumptions. Having carefully read Słowacki’s work, Michał Zadara presents the world of hypocrites and small time people, disclosing sources of modern inhibitions, stereotypes, phobias. It’s a mirror you may want to see.

 

THE DUSK OF PODOLE GODS
An interview with Michał Zadara about Fantazy, Słowacki, Polish Classics, and identity.

AWARDS

Barbara Wysocka received the main actor award for her role as Idalia in the 1st edition of the Competition for the Staging of the Old Works of Polish Literature “Classics Alive”. The competition is organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute.

 

                         

 

 Journalist's Jury Award for Karolina Bacia for her role as Diana at the 41th Opolskie Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival.

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