Opening Night of the New Version: 11 November 2000 (Opening Night: 19 November 1997)
Author: Stanisław Wyspiański
Title: The November Night. Dramatic scenes
Original Title:
Noc listopadowa. Sceny dramatyczne
Director:
Jerzy Grzegorzewski

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours

The November Night. Dramatic Scenes (new version)

author of stage adaptation, director: Jerzy Grzegorzewski
set design: Andrzej Kreutz Majewski
music: Stanisław Radwan
lighting design: Mirosław Poznański
musical director: Mirosław Jastrzębski

Cast:

Muse / Pallas Athena Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska
Nike of the Bonaparte Family Anna Chodakowska
Nike from Thermopylae Beata Ścibakówna
Nike from Salamis Kinga Ilgner
Nike from Marathon Anna Staszak (guest actor)
Nike from Chaeronea Wiesława Niemyska
Nike from Troy Katarzyna Romańczuk (guest actor)
Piotr Wysocki, Second Lieutenant of the Cadet School Mariusz Bonaszewski / Artur Żmijewski (understudy)
Cadets / Conspirators Bartłomiej Bobrowski (guest actor), Ireneusz Dydliński (guest actor), Marcin Kocela (guest actor), Tomasz Zięcik (guest actor)
Grand Duke Konstantin / Ares Mariusz Benoit
Joanna, Grand’s Duke wife Maja Ostaszewska
Kuruta, Grand’s Duke aide-de-camp Jan Monczka
Gendre, Grand’s Duke henchman Andrzej Blumenfeld
Makrot, the spy Paweł Tołwiński
Service officer Mirosław Kowalczyk (guest actor)
Seweryn Goszczyński Mirosław Konarowski
Ludwik Nabielak Piotr Jankowski
Demeter Eugenia Herman (guest actor)
Kore (Persephone) Magdalena Warzecha
Lubowidzki, the head of the municipal police Marek Barbasiewicz
Frieze, Grand’s Duke butler Czesław Lasota
General Stanisław Potocki Waldemar Kownacki
Keres Katarzyna Romańczuk (guest actor), Anna Staszak (guest actor), Sylwia Stępniak (guest actor), Ewa Szawłowska (guest actor), Anna Ułas (guest actor)
Director Ryszard Barycz (guest actor)
Satyr I Łukasz Lewandowski
Satyr II Grzegorz Małecki
Satyr III Leszek Zduń
Actress / Margaret Ewa Konstancja Bułhak
Actor Jerzy Łapiński
Actress / Venus-Helene / Pandora Sylwia Nowiczewska
Kudlicz-Mephisto Igor Przegrodzki
Actor / Faust Jacek Różański
General Józef Chłopicki Jan Englert
Officer Dąbrowski Maciej Kozłowski
Hermes Sławomir Federowicz
Czechowski Andrzej Dąbrowski (guest actor)
Young Gendre Arkadiusz Janiczek
Zaliwski Maciej Wojdyła
Prince Adam Czartoryski Zdzisław Tobiasz (guest actor)
General Wincenty Krasiński Krzysztof Kolberger
Walerian Łukasiński Józef Duriasz
Muse Sylwia Stępniak (guest actor)

harpsichord Mirosław Jastrzębski
drums Monika Szulińska, Wojciech Kowalewski / Rafał Klimczuk (from November 22, 2000)

Production team:

  • director's assistants: Wiesława Niemyska, Magdalena Kłaczyńska (TA), Mariusz Bieliński (TA), Piotr Wojewódzki
  • set designer's assistants: Maria Janicka-Janda, Agnieszka Domaniecka, Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Korneliusz Wieczorek
  • sound techniciansRafał Barański, Mariusz Maszewski
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

Gallery:

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  • WAITING FOR GODOT

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  • TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS

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  • THE THEATRE MAKER

    The play by Thomas Bernhard, one of the most outstanding playwrights of the second half of the 20th century. In the title role – Jerzy Radziwiłowicz. 

  • ALICE'S WONDERLAND

    Have you ever quarreled with the Time or visited a forest where things have no names? The musical performance based on the famous novels by Lewis Carroll. 

  • THE MISANTHROPE

    Jan Englert stages a classic play by Molière. What is Alcest's misanthropy: an uncompromising commitment to the truth or a doomed uprising against social conventions?

  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

    Staging the most important novel by Polish Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk directed by Michał Zadara. 

  • THE DECALOGUE

    An iconic work of Polish cinema, rethought thirty-five years after its creation. Wojciech Faruga directs The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. 


  • MARY STUART

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  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

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  • Solidarity with Ukraine | Солідарні з Україною

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  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

    Complicated love intrigues and music. Piotr Cieplak directs Twelfth Night, or What You Will, one of Shakespeare's most important comedies.


  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

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  • SNAKE SKIN

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  • SNOW

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  • AUTUMN SONATA

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  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

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  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

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