Premiere: 29 May 2004
Title: Wandering
Original Title: Błądzenie
According to: Witold Gombrowicz
Director:
Jerzy Jarocki

Auditorium: Wierzbowa Street Hall
Running time: 3 hours 50 min, two intervals

Wandering

author of the script and director: Jerzy Jarocki
set design: Andrzej Witkowski
music: Stanisław Radwan
choreography and stage movement: Iwona Runowska, Jacek Badurek
lighting design: Mirosław Poznański

Jerzy Jarocki used the following works of Witold Gombrowicz: Virginity; FerdydurkeIvona, Princess of Burgundia; Testament: Interviews with Dominique de Roux; Journals; Operetta I; History; A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes (Cours de philosophie en six heures un quart, trans. Bohdan Baran). And also a fragment of Gombrowicz in Europe 1963–1969 by Rita Gombrowicz (Gombrowicz en Europe. Témoignages et documents 1963–1969, trans. Oskar Hedemann and Maryna Ochab, Julia Juryś, Wojciech Karpiński, Jerzy Jarzębski), as well as the excerpts of Farewell Letter to Father JM Perrin, a Dominican, 1942 by Simone Weil (Lettre au père Perrin, trans. Czesław Miłosz).

Awards and Nominations:

2004 – The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Award for the best actor to Mariusz Bonaszewski for the roles of Johnnie, Prince Philip, Charmant, Witold II
2005 – The Special Award of 30th Opole Theatre Confrontations "Polish Classics 2005" to Jerzy Jarocki for his attempt to synthesize Witold Gombrowicz's work
2004 – The Warsaw Felix award in "the best theatre director" category to Jerzy Jarocki for direction of Wandering
2004 – The Warsaw Felix award in "the best female leading role" category to Ewa Wiśniewska for the roles of Aunt, Queen Margaret, Countess, Mother
2004 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best female leading role" category for Małgorzata Kożuchowska for the roles of Alice, Albertine, Rita
2004 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best male leading role" category for Mariusz Bonaszewski for the roles of Johnnie, Prince Philip, Charmant, Witold II
2004 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting male role" category for Ignacy Gogolewski for the roles of Father, Konstantin, Count, King Ignatius
2004 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting male role" category for Grzegorz Małecki for the role of Walek

Cast:

Part I Małoszyce

Virginity
Pavel Marcin Przybylski
Alice Małgorzata Kożuchowska (guest actress)
Johnnie Mariusz Bonaszewski

Correction and Prophecy
Johnnie Mariusz Bonaszewski
Witold III Jan Englert

Trying to Fraternize
Johnnie Mariusz Bonaszewski
Servant Anna Gryszkówna
Aunt Ewa Wiśniewska (guest actress)
Mientus Łukasz Lewandowski
Konstantin Ignacy Gogolewski
Zygmunt Jarosław Gajewski
Zosia Kamilla Baar (guest actress)
Franciszek Czesław Lasota (guest actor)
Walek Grzegorz Małecki
Marcysia Beata Ścibakówna
Game-keeper Jacek Mikołajczak
Peasants Anna Gryszkówna, Anna Ułas, Bartłomiej Bobrowski / Paweł Tołwiński (from April 16, 2009), Sławomir Federowicz, Jacek Jarosz (guest actor), Jacek Mikołajczak

The Victim of the Form
Cyril Łukasz Lewandowski
Prince Philip Mariusz Bonaszewski
Ivona Dorota Landowska
King Ignatius Ignacy Gogolewski
Queen Margaret Ewa Wiśniewska (guest actress)
Iza Beata Ścibakówna
Chamberlain Marek Barbasiewicz
Inocenty Jarosław Gajewski
Valentine Grzegorz Małecki
The Court Kamilla Baar (guest actress), Anna Gryszkówna, Sylwia Nowiczewska / Magdalena Warzecha (understudy), Anna Ułas, Bartłomiej Bobrowski / Paweł Tołwiński (from April 16, 2009), Sławomir Federowicz, Jacek Jarosz (guest actor), Jacek Mikołajczak

Part II Buenos Aires

Here the Body Bother
Albertine Małgorzata Kożuchowska (guest actress)
Albert Marcin Przybylski
Charmant Mariusz Bonaszewski
Count Ignacy Gogolewski
Countess Ewa Wiśniewska (guest actress)
Priest Marek Barbasiewicz
Professor Dyzgust Jacek Mikołajczak
Emperor Jan Englert
Aide-de-camp Jarosław Gajewski
Models Kamilla Baar (guest actress), Anna Gryszkówna, Sylwia Nowiczewska / Magdalena Warzecha (understudy), Beata Ścibakówna, Anna Ułas
Lords Bartłomiej Bobrowski / Paweł Tołwiński (from April 16, 2009), Sławomir Federowicz, Jacek Jarosz (guest actor), Czesław Lasota (guest actor)
Witold II Mariusz Bonaszewski
Witold I Marcin Przybylski
Witold III Jan Englert

Weil and Metaphysics
Witold II Mariusz Bonaszewski
Simone Weil Dorota Landowska

Part III Vence

The Return
Witold II Mariusz Bonaszewski
Witold III Jan Englert
Witold I Marcin Przybylski

The Family - a nightmare
Mother Ewa Wiśniewska (guest actress)
Father Ignacy Gogolewski
Januarius Jarosław Gajewski
George Łukasz Lewandowski
Rena Kamilla Baar (guest actress)
Witold III Jan Englert
Krysia Beata Ścibakówna
Policeman Sławomir Federowicz
Prosecutor Jacek Jarosz (guest actor) / Jacek Różański (from January 9, 2010)
Doctor Marinow Jacek Mikołajczak
Rita Małgorzata Kożuchowska (guest actress)

Schopenhauer
Witold III Jan Englert
Rita Małgorzata Kożuchowska (guest actress)

Kant - Operetta - The Marriage
Witold III Jan Englert
Dominique Grzegorz Małecki
Maria Sylwia Nowiczewska / Magdalena Warzecha (understudy)
Rita Małgorzata Kożuchowska (guest actress)
Bohdan Bartłomiej Bobrowski / Paweł Tołwiński (from April 16, 2009)
Mr Fouledeau Jacek Jarosz (guest actor) / Philippe Chauvin (from January 9, 2010)
Chief of the Police Station Marek Barbasiewicz

Heidegger and Dear Sjöberg
Rita Małgorzata Kożuchowska (guest actress)
Maria Sylwia Nowiczewska / Magdalena Warzecha (understudy)
Witold III Jan Englert
Dominique Grzegorz Małecki
Bohdan Bartłomiej Bobrowski / Paweł Tołwiński (from April 16, 2009)
Charlotte Anna Ułas
Cook Anna Gryszkówna

The Waiter's Hand
Witold III Jan Englert
Waiter Czesław Lasota (guest actor)
Asmo Sławomir Federowicz
Goma Piotr Wojewódzki / Philippe Chauvin (from January 9, 2010)
Countess Ewa Wiśniewska (guest actress)
Albertine Małgorzata Kożuchowska (guest actress)
Albert Marcin Przybylski

instrumental ensemble under the direction of Mirosław Jastrzębski
saxophone: Michał Kulenty / Mariusz „Fazi” Mielczarek (understudy)
trombone: Piotr Wróbel / Łukasz Hodor (understudy) / Leopold Sułkowski (understudy)
violin: Marek Zebura / Stanisław Tomanek (understudy)
viola: Dariusz Wachnik / Artur Rozmysłowicz (understudy)
cello: Marek Karwowski / Marek Jankowski (understudy)
drums: Wojciech Kowalewski / Monika Szulińska (understudy)

guitar: Marek Walawender

Production team:

  • musical preparation: Mirosław Jastrzębski
  • director's assistants: Anna Turowiec, Piotr Wojewódzki
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Magdziarski, Zbigniew Szulim, Korneliusz Wieczorek
  • sound technicians: Maciej Rybicki, Marek Wojtulanis
  • stage manager: Adam Borkowski
    prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

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