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

The November Night. Dramatic Scenes

author of stage adaptation, director: Jerzy Grzegorzewski
set design: Andrzej Kreütz Majewski
music: Stanisław Radwan

Cast:

Director Krzysztof Wakuliński
Konrad Ryszard Barycz (guest actor)
Muse / Pallas Athena Teresa Budzisz-Krzyżanowska
Nike of the Bonaparte Family Anna Chodakowska
Nike from Thermopylae Beata Ścibakówna / Maria Seweryn (guest actor, from February 17, 1998)
Nike from Salamis Monika Niemczyk (guest actor)
Nike from Marathon Anna Staszak (guest actor)
Nike from Cheronei Wiesława Niemyska
Nike from Troy Sławomira Łozińska
[Mad Artaud] Leszek Zduń
Piotr Wysocki, Second Lieutenant of the Cadet School Mariusz Bonaszewski / Artur Żmijewski (as a guest actor from December 9, 1997 till March 30, 1998)
Cadets / Conspirators Adam Dzienis (guest actor), Jacek Dzięgiel (guest actor), Paweł Iwanicki (guest actor), Marcin Kocela (guest actor), Rafał Sawicki (guest actor), Tomasz Zięcik (guest actor)
Grand Duke Konstantin / Ares Krzysztof Globisz (guest actor)
Joanna, Grand Duke's wife Dorota Segda
Kuruta, Grand Duke's aide-de-camp Jan Monczka (guest actor)
Gendre, Grand Duke's henchman Andrzej Blumenfeld
Makrot, the spy Mariusz Benoit
Service officer Mirosław Kowalczyk (guest actor)
Seweryn Goszczyński Mirosław Konarowski
Ludwik Nabielak Witold Bieliński (guest actor)
Demeter Eugenia Herman (guest actor)
Kore (Persephone) Magdalena Warzecha
Lubowidzki, the head of the municipal police Marek Barbasiewicz
Frieze, Grand Duke's butler Czesław Lasota (guest actor)
General Stanisław Potocki Krzysztof Gosztyła
Keres Magdalena Czartoryjska (guest actor), Ewa Gorzelak (guest actor), Małgorzata Kalamat (guest actor), Danuta Malinowska (guest actor), Ewa Szawłowska (guest actor), Anna Szczerbińska (guest actor)
Satyr I Łukasz Lewandowski (TA)
Satyr II Jacek Poniedziałek
Satyr III Leszek Zduń
Actress / Margaret Maria Peszek
Actor Jerzy Łapiński
Actress / Venus-Helene / Pandora Sylwia Nowiczewska
Kudlicz-Mephisto Jan Peszek
Actor / Faust Wiktor Zborowski
General Józef Chłopicki Jan Englert / Maciej Kozłowski (from November 28, 1997; guest actor; understudy)
Officer Dąbrowski Maciej Kozłowski (guest actor) / Rafał Sawicki (from November 28, 1997; guest actor; understudy)
Joachim Lelewel Jerzy Kamas (guest actor)
Lelewel's sister Krystyna Rayska (guest actor) / Sylwia Feherpataky (from November 25, 1997; guest actor; understudy), Justyna Stępień (from November 27, 1997; Music Academy)
Lelewel's father Michał Pawlicki
Hermes Arkadiusz Janiczek (TA)
Czechowski Andrzej Dąbrowski (guest actor)
Young Gendre Wojciech Malajkat
Zaliwski Andrzej Chyra (guest actor)
Prince Adam Czartoryski Zdzisław Tobiasz (guest actor)
General Wincenty Krasiński Daniel Olbrychski (guest actor) / Krzysztof Kolberger (from January 24, 1998; guest actor; understudy)
Walerian Łukasiński Olgierd Łukaszewicz

harpists Mirosława Brzezińska (guest), Iwona Wróblewska (guest)
conductors Mirosław Jastrzębski / Bogdan Hoffmann (understudy)
musicians of the National Theatre
soldiers of the Representative Company of the Polish Army under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Wiesław Markowicz and Lieutenant Krzysztof Turski

Production team:

  • lighting design: Mirosław Poznański
  • voice coaches: Krystyna Mazur, Grażyna Matuszkiewicz
  • director's assistants: Wiesława Niemyska, Magdalena Kłaczyńska (TA), Mariusz Bieliński (TA)
  • set designer's assistants: Maria Janicka-Janda, Agnieszka Domaniecka
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • prompter: Katarzyna Skolimowska

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

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  • THE MISANTHROPE

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  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

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  • THE DECALOGUE

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  • SNAKE SKIN

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  • SNOW

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