Opening Night: 30 January 2000
Author: Stanisław Wyspiański
Title: The Wedding
Original Title:
Wesele
Director:
Jerzy Grzegorzewski

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 3 hours 15 min

The Wedding

director, set designer: Jerzy Grzegorzewski
costume design: Barbara Hanicka
music: Stanisław Radwan
lighting design: Mirosław Poznański

Nominations:

2000 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting male role" category for Jerzy Trela for the role of Czepiec

Cast:

characters
Host Mariusz Benoit (as a guest actor from September 1, 2001) / Jerzy Radziwiłowicz (from February 5, 2002)
Hostess Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska
Bridegroom Wojciech Malajkat
Bride Ewa Konstancja Bułhak
Marysia Dorota Landowska / Katarzyna Taracińska (from September 19, 2001, as a guest actor from November 1, 2005)
Wojtek Maciej Kozłowski
Father Waldemar Kownacki
Old Man Michał Pawlicki / Andrzej Blumenfeld (from May 16, 2000)
Jasiek Arkadiusz Janiczek
Kasper Łukasz Lewandowski (as a guest actor from October 1, 2005)
Poet Zbigniew Zamachowski
Journalist Adam Ferency (guest actor) / Marek Barbasiewicz (from February 12, 2002)
Nose Mariusz Bonaszewski
Priest Emilian Kamiński / Jerzy Łapiński (from June 9, 2001)
Maryna Magdalena Warzecha
Zosia Aleksandra Justa / Kinga Ilgner (from May 25, 2001)
Mrs Councillor Anna Chodakowska
Haneczka Karolina Dryzner / Kinga Ilgner (from September 27, 2002) / Aneta Todorczuk (from March 15, 2003)
Czepiec Jerzy Trela
Czepiec's Wife Wiesława Niemyska
Klimina Ewa Ziętek (guest actor) / Eugenia Herman (guest actor, from October 10, 2000)
Kasia Bożena Stachura
Kuba / Staszek Leszek Zduń
Jew Olgierd Łukaszewicz (as a guest actor from January 1, 2001) / Jan Monczka (fom June 9, 2001)
Rachel Dorota Segda
Isia ***

dramatis personae
Chochol Maria Wieczorek (guest actor)
Phantom Artur Żmijewski
Stanczyk Krzysztof Kolberger / Jan Peszek (understudy; guest actor) / Sławomir Federowicz (understudy; from May 17, 2000; as a guest actor from September 1, 2004)
Hetman Jacek Różański / Jacek Jarosz (guest actor, from September 27, 2002)
chorus Sławomir Federowicz (as a guest actor from September 1, 2004), Mirosław Konarowski, Jerzy Łapiński, Paweł Tołwiński, Maciej Wojdyła (as a guest actor from September 1, 2001), Robert Majewski (from June 21, 2002; as a guest actor from September 1, 2005), Grzegorz Małecki (from June 9, 2001)
The Black Knight Mirosław Kowalczyk (guest actor) / Jan Monczka (from May 25, 2000; as a guest actor to May 31, 2000)
Ghost Andrzej Blumenfeld / Paweł Tołwiński (from May 16, 2000)
Wernyhora Józef Duriasz

instrumental ensemble under direction of Mirosław Jastrzębski 
violin: Stanisław Tomanek / Marek Zebura (understudy)
double bass: Piotr Radowicz / Wojciech Pulcyn (understudy)
trumpet: Łukasz Korybalski / Robert Majewski (understudy)                                               
clarinet: Mariusz Głębocki / Krzysztof Mastalerski (understudy)
drums: Wojciech Kowalewski / Robert Siwak (understudy)
grand piano: Mirosława Brzezińska (audio recording)    

Production team:

  • director's assistants: Wiesława Niemyska, Piotr Wojewódzki
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Korneliusz Wieczorek
  • sound techniciansRafał Barański, Mariusz Maszewski
  • stage manager: Ewa Dworecka
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

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