Opening Night: 19 March 1999
Based on Samuel Zborowski by Juliusz Słowacki
Title: I've Chosen All Souls' Day Today
Original Title:
wybrałem dziś zaduszne święto
Director:
Janusz Wiśniewski

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 1 hour 35 min

I've Chosen All Souls' Day Today

director, set designer: Janusz Wiśniewski
music: Jerzy Satanowski
choreography: Emil Wesołowski

Cast:

Charon Czesław Lasota

Dramatis Personae

Samuel Mariusz Bonaszewski
Atessa Joanna Kwiatkowska-Zduń
Prince Michał Pawlicki
Lucifer Krzysztof Kolberger

Demons

Lord Marek Barbasiewicz
Laughing Skull Maciej Kozłowski
Abu Gosch, the War Artur Żmijewski
Henry Mager Andrzej Blumenfeld
Death Radosław Elis

Exorcists

Father Giuseppe Balduci Józef Duriasz
Beloved Expeditus Mikołaj Klimek (guest actor)
Doctor Paweł Tołwiński

Figures of All Souls' Day

Widows:     
Countess D. Eugenia Herman (guest actor)
Barlicka-Listowska Katarzyna Taracińska
Obolenska Beata Ścibakówna
Kruk Anna Staszak (guest actress)
Maidens:        
Frejtazanka Beata Kozikowska (guest actor)
Stokrotka Karolina Dryzner
Piekarzowna Ewa Szawłowska (guest actor)
Nurses:
Sweet Katarzyna Romańczuk (guest actor)
Sour Alicja Szymańska (guest actor)
Male Nurse Robert Walkowski (guest actor)
Veteran Hubert Zduniak (TA)
Sailor Sławomir Śmiałek (guest actor)
Foolish Fool Marcin Kocela (guest actor)
Madman Maciej Wojdyła
Millionaire in the Travel Jerzy Łapiński
Marian Hatter Waldemar Błaszczyk (guest actor)
Antoni Hatter Dariusz Błażejewski (guest actor) / Arkadiusz Janiczek (from May 21, 1999)
Nice Augustine Leszek Zduń
Χριστοξ Πασχων Mirosław Konarowski
Our Mother Kinga Ilgner

Production team:

  • associate director: Elżbieta Dmochowska
    director's assistant:
    Robert Walkowski (TA)
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Świderek
  • lighting technician: Krzysztof Trzaskowski
  • sound technician: Mariusz Maszewski
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk

Gallery:

  • KING LEAR

    King Lear may be Shakespeare's boldest examination of human nature. Jan Englert will play the title role. The premiere of the tragedy directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski will take place on February 24, 2024.

  • WAITING FOR GODOT

    Piotr Cieplak directs Waiting for Godot by Beckett. Is this a classic yet? Does it still have its avant-garde power? And, are we still waiting?


  • FREDRO. THE JUBILEE YEAR

    To celebrate 230 years since Aleksander Fredro's birth, the National Theatre invites you to an evening dedicated to the life and works of Poland’s greatest comedy writer. 

  • TALES FROM THE VIENNA WOODS

    Vienna in economic crisis and its lost inhabitants; portrait of the society in which fascism is born. Małgorzata Bogajewska directs Ödön von Horváth's 1931 drama.

  • 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

    Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama about human passions interwoven in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue.

  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

    Maciej Wojtyszko directs his own play about Baron von Münchhausen, a famous adventurer and swindler.


  • Solidarity with Ukraine | Солідарні з Україною

    The ensemble of the National Theatre stands in solidarity with the Ukrainians who are fighting for the independence of their homeland.

  • 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

    The new theatrical version of the Australian prose classics directed by Lena Frankiewicz. In the role of Mrs Appleyard – Ewa Wiśniewska.


  • SNAKE SKIN

    Artur Urbański directs his own play which main character is Ruth Berlau, one of Bertolt Brecht's closest associates and life companions.


  • SNOW

    Staging of the Young Poland movement modernist drama by Stanisław Przybyszewski – Snow directed by Anna Gryszkówna.


  • AUTUMN SONATA

    A theatrical version of the famous film by Ingmar Bergman directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. Danuta Stenka as Charlotte.


  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

    How does evil arise that we do not understand?Mother Joan of Angles by Iwaszkiewicz directed by Wojciech Faruga. 


  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

    Virtual exhibition 250 Years of Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre of Poland) is available online at Google Cultural Institute.


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