Opening Night: 7 June 2009
Author: Peter Weiss
Title: Marat/Sade
Original Title: Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de Sade
Translator: Andrzej Wirth
Director: Maja Kleczewska

A play with Suhrkamp Verlag's permission

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours  40 min

Marat/Sade

Spectacle for adult audiences.

director: Maja Kleczewska
set and lighting design: Katarzyna Borkowska
text coach: Łukasz Chotkowski
music: Agata Zubel
choreography: Mikołaj Mikołajczyk

  • The performance contains:
  • - Revolutionary Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12 by Fryderyk Chopin
  • - the aria composed by Agata Zubel to a text by D. A. F. de Sade
  • - the aria from the cantata Ich habe genug by Jan Sebastian Bach (BWV 82)
  • - the aria Un bel di vedremo from Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (played from a tape)
    The overture of the performance is a piano improvisation by Maciej Grzybowski.

Awards and Nominations:

2009 – The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Award for outstanding collective acting work to the Company of the National Theatre in Warsaw

Cast:

The patient who was supposed to play Marquis de Sade but doesn't play Danuta Stenka
Marat Paweł Paprocki
Simonne Evrard Beata Fudalej
Charlotte Corday Patrycja Soliman
Duperret Marcin Przybylski
Jacques Roux Jan Englert / Henryk Talar (from May 15, 2010)
Rossignol Wiktoria Gorodeckaja
Caller Piotr Ligienza (guest actor)
Male Nurses Waldemar Kownacki, Paweł Tołwiński
Nuns Jerzy Łapiński, Jacek Różański
Coulmier Mirosław Konarowski
Nurse Joanna Gryga (guest actress)
Director Przemysław Stippa
Professor Arkadiusz Janiczek
Jack Wojciech Solarz
Woman with a fan Magdalena Gnatowska (guest actress)
Catatonic – coryphaeus Jacek Mikołajczak
Man with a letter Robert Jarociński
Nina Dorota Rubin (guest actress)
Catatonic Anna Ułas
Sibylla Anna Markowicz (TA)
Stigmatist Ewa Szawłowska (guest actress)

and guest actors: Ireneusz Dydliński, Sławomir Federowicz, Marzena Górska, Mikołaj Klimek, Robert Kuraś, Olga Omeljaniec, Iwona Pawlak, Aleksandra Prykowska, Daniel Salman, Elżbieta Soszyńska, Milena Suszyńska, Sławomir Śmiałek, Zofia Szulakowska

with the special participation of the pianist Maciej Grzybowski

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Piotr Wojewódzki
  • set designers' assistants: Dorota Chojecka, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Roman Bartyś, Zbigniew Szulim
  • sound technicians: Rafał Barański, Mariusz Maszewski
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

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