Premiere: 28 February 2004
Author: Andrzej Saramonowicz
Title: May 2nd
Original Title:
2 maja
Director:
Agnieszka Glińska

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours 45 min, two intervals

May 2nd

author of the script and director: Agnieszka Glińska
set design: Agnieszka Zawadowska
costume design: Magdalena Maciejewska
musical arrangements: Anna Malarowska
lighting design: Felice Ross
video projections and photographs: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
voice coach: Grażyna Matyszkiewicz

Awards and Nominations:

2004 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting female role" category for Ewa Konstancja Bułhak-Rewak for the role of Theresa Paluch

Cast:

Karol Wojnicki (51 years old), the photographer Krzysztof Stelmaszyk
Gaetano Gołąb (66 years old), the caretaker Andrzej Blumenfeld
Sophie Zioło (80 years old), the pensioner Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska  
Veronica Adamczyk (78 years old), the pensioner, Zofia's sister Anna Seniuk
Konrad Stefaniak (36 years old), the invalid Robert Więckiewicz (guest actor) / Arkadiusz Janiczek (understudy)
Jan Janyst (52 years old), the deputy Krzysztof Kolberger / Mirosław Konarowski (from April 19, 2005)
Theresa Paluch (29 years old), the participant of reality-show Ewa Konstancja Bułhak-Rewak / Monika Krzywkowska (guest actress; understudy)
Martha Szukalska (25 years old), the pregnant woman Anna Grycewicz (guest actress)
Jan Krehowiecki (80 years old), the Pole from Kazakhstan Igor Przegrodzki
Agnes Wojnicka (14 years old), the daughter of Wojnicki Marta Chodorowska (TA)
Jacek Gołąb (16 years old), the son of Gołąb and Maria Marcin Hycnar (TA)
Agatha Gołąb (20 years old), the daughter of Gołąb and Maria Aneta Todorczuk-Perchuć
Maria Dunkiewicz-Gołąb (45 years old), the doctor, ex-wife of Gołąb Danuta Stenka
Ann Kruszyńska (37 years old), the wife of the Mayor of the City Dorota Landowska         
Michael Kruszyński (42 years old), the Mayor of the City Artur Żmijewski
Silvia Rataj (35 years old), the TV journalist Beata Ścibakówna                         
Martin Flisak (42 years old), the Chief Fireman Henryk Talar
Balon (25 years old), the druggie Grzegorz Małecki
Kiki (22 years old), the druggie Aleksandra Justa
Thomas Grabowski (30 years old), the husband of Dominika Leszek Zduń
Dominica Grabowska (30 years old), the wife of Grabowski, Kamil's mistress Monika Dryl
Kamil Mrozowski (30 years old), the lover of Dominika, Grabowski's friend Robert Jarociński                                         
Sciuba (28 years old), the drug dealer Robert T. Majewski
Cameraman (50 years old), the TV operator Jacek Jarzyna (guest actor)
Sound technician (45 years old), the member of the TV crew Sławomir Federowicz
Leszek Kost (44 years old), the TV Chairman Jacek Mikołajczak         
Sebastian Drumlak (32 years old), the winner of the reality-show Bartłomiej Bobrowski
and the Firefighters and Porters

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Jacek Jarzyna
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Korneliusz Wieczorek
  • sound techniciansRafał Barański, Mariusz Maszewski
  • video projection: Maciej Rybicki
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
    prompter: Alina Wieczorkówna

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