Opening Night: 29 January 1999
Author: Stanisław Wyspiański
Title: The Judges
Original Title:
Sędziowie
Director:
Jerzy Grzegorzewski

Auditorium: Wierzbowa Street Hall
Running time: 1 hour 10 min

The Judges

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

Awards and Nominations:

1999 – award for directing of 24th Opole Theatre Confrontations "Polish Classics" to Jerzy Grzegorzewski for direction of The Judges
1999 – award of 24th Opole Theatre Confrontations "Polish Classics" to Jerzy Trela for the role of Samuel
1999 – award of 24th Opole Theatre Confrontations "Polish Classics" to Krzysztof Globisz for the role of Nathan
1999 – The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Award for the best actor to Jerzy Trela for the role of Samuel
1999 – The Warsaw Felix award in "the best theatre director" category to Jerzy Grzegorzewski for direction of The Judges
1999 – The Warsaw Felix award in "the best male leading role" category to Jerzy Trela for the role of Samuel
1999 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting male role" category for Krzysztof Globisz for the role of Nathan

Cast:

Samuel Jerzy Trela (as a guest actor from September 1, 2000)
Joas Dorota Segda (as a guest actor from September 1, 2000)
Nathan Krzysztof Globisz (guest actor)
Jewdocha Ewa Konstancja Bułhak
Old Man Mariusz Benoit (as a guest actor from September 1, 2000)
Soldier Arkadiusz Janiczek
Jukli Michał Pawlicki / Jerzy Łapiński (from February 4, 1999)
Girls Sylwia Nowiczewska, Anna Szczerbińska (guest actor)
Feiga Wiesława Niemyska
Gendarme Mirosław Kowalczyk (guest actor) / Radosław Elis (from April 23, 1999)
Judge Krzysztof Gosztyła (as a guest actor from August 1, 1999) / Marek Barbasiewicz (from April 22, 1999)
Teacher Andrzej Blumenfeld / Jacek Różański (from February 28, 2001)
Pharmacist Zdzisław Tobiasz (guest actor)
Village Mayor Czesław Lasota
Priest Mirosław Konarowski / Jacek Mikołajczak
Rachel Magdalena Warzecha
Poet Marek Barbasiewicz

musicians: Jacek Stankiewicz, Stanisław Tomanek, Dariusz Wachnik, Marek Zebura, Marek Czech (understudy), Maciej Przestrzelski (understudy), Maciej Skowroński (understudy), Błażej Sroczyński (understudy)

 

Production team:

  • director's assistants: Wiesława Niemyska, Mariusz Bieliński (TA)
    set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Świderek
  • lighting technician: Krzysztof Trzaskowski
  • sound technician: Mariusz Maszewski
  • stage manager: Adam Borkowski
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowska

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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