Opening Night: 9 June 2002
Author: Zygmunt Krasiński
Title: The Un-Divine Comedy
Original Title:
Nie-Boska komedia
Director:
Jerzy Grzegorzewski

Auditorium: Wierzbowa Street Hall
Running time: 1 hour 15 min

The Un-Divine Comedy

author of the script, director, set designer: Jerzy Grzegorzewski
music: Stanisław Radwan
lighting design: Mirosław Poznański

The play contains excerpts from Zygmunt Krasiński's Unfinished poem and his narrative In Venice, monologue of Beatrice from Percy Bysshe Shelley's The Cenci (in a paraphrase by James Joyce), fragment of  St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Howard Crook, orchestra la Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale Gent conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, as well as the fragment of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor performed by Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anton Nanut.

Awards and Nominations:

2002 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best male leading role" category for Jerzy Radziwiłowicz for the role of Pankracy

Cast:

Count Henry Jan Englert
Muse Anna Ułas
Wife Dorota Landowska
Orcio Beata Fudalej
Pankracy Jerzy Radziwiłowicz
Leonard Mariusz Bonaszewski
Mephisto Andrzej Blumenfeld
Convert Krzysztof Wakuliński
Priest Zdzisław Tobiasz (guest actor)/ Zbigniew Bogdański (doubler)
Butlers Czesław Lasota (from October 1, 2002 as a guest actor), Paweł Tołwiński
Madmen Bartłomiej Bobrowski, Maciej Kozłowski / Jacek Różański (doubler), Łukasz Lewandowski (from October 1, 2005 as a guest actor), Paweł Tołwiński
Revolutionaries Sylwia Nowiczewska / Magdalena Warzecha (from December 14, 2004), Bożena Stachura
Aristocrats / Doctors Marek Barbasiewicz, Mirosław Konarowski
Godfather Józef Duriasz
Godmother / Angel Katarzyna Romańczuk (guest actress)

harp: Agnieszka Bemowska / Anna Sikorzak-Olek (understudy)
organ: Mirosław Jastrzębski

Production team:

  • director's assistants: Katarzyna Romańczuk, Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Korneliusz Wieczorek
  • sound technicians: Maciej Rybicki, Marek Wojtulanis
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

Gallery:

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