Opening Night: 3 October 2014
Author: Tom Waits
Title: Fortepian pijany
Original Title: The Piano Has Been Drinking
Arrangement of Songs: 
Marcin Przybylski
Director: Marcin Przybylski

Auditorium: Studio Theatre
Running time: 1 hour 50 min, no interval

The Piano Has Been Drinking

Whittier, Southern Californa – the place where he grew up and where all its strange dwellers with colourful biographies live. Life stories fictitious and real at the same time.

Lunatic who sells vegetables, a hairdresser secretly drinking booze, and a number of other peculiar characters – they all sing Tom Waits' lyrics. The verses of the American songwriter develop into a tale of wandering, deep love and fleeting romances, desires and sudden rushes of emotion. The intensity of feelings is reflected by unruly sounds, which illustrate how bittersweet life in Whittier is – a small town torn between the God and the devil.

director: Marcin Przybylski
arrangement of songs: Marcin Przybylski 
translator: Roman Kołakowski 
musical arrangements: Andrzej Perkman 
set design, lighting design: Anna Skupień, Katarzyna Szczurowska 
costume design: Monika Onoszko
stage movement: Anna Gryszkówna 


Music band:
Andrzej Perkman – keyboard instruments, guitar
Bartosz Tkacz Wiesław Wysocki – saxophone
Wojciech Gumiński Maciej Matysiak Konrad Kubicki / Paweł Zwierzyński  – double bass, bass guitar
Jakub Kinsner / Bartosz Mikołaj Nazaruk / Mariusz Mocarski / Szymon Linette Fryderyk Młynarski – drums

Cast: 

Anna Chodakowska 
Monika Dryl 
Wiesława Niemyska (guest actress)
Paulina Korthals 
Anna Lobedan 
Paulina Szostak 
Karol Dziuba
Robert Jarociński
Waldemar Kownacki
Jerzy Łapiński / Kacper Matula (from September 29, 2017 till October 26, 2017)
Marcin Przybylski
Jacek Różański
Mateusz Rusin

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Monika Wiktoria Gołębiewska
  • set designers' assistant: Elwira Szyszka
  • costume designer's assistant: Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Andrzej Jabłoński, Łukasz Obuch-Woszczatyński
  • sound technicians: Piotr Gos, Wojciech Wojtulanis
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk / Adam Borkowski

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