Opening Night: 24 October 2013
Based on: Book of Job
Title: Silence about Job
Original Title: Milczenie o Hiobie
Director: Piotr Cieplak

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours, no interval 

 

Silence about Job

While we are contemplating the sense of suffering, the water starts to boil in the tea kettle. The Book of Job in a captivating stage rendition by Piotr Cieplak touches on fundamental as well as trivial matters.

Drama, performance, lecture, monologue, songs and live music played by the band Kormorany. Metaphysics is found in everyday life. Coming to terms with own as well as others’ suffering may be so overwhelming that staying serious only makes things worse. Sometimes a laugh helps. When one is at loss for words, it is wise to remain silent – about our misfortunes, undeserved blows, the meaning of pain.

author of the script and director: Piotr Cieplak 
set and lighting design: Andrzej Witkowski 
choreography: Leszek Bzdyl 
music: Paweł Czepułkowski, Michał Litwiniec 
cooperation on dramaturgy, director's assistant: Małgorzata Głuchowska 
video: Daria Kopiec
live music: Paweł Czepułkowski, Michał Litwiniec

Cast: 

Monika Dryl
Wiktoria Gorodeckaja / Ewa Konstancja Bułhak (from November 6, 2014)
Dominika Kluźniak / Anna Lobedan  (from June 10, 2014)
Cezary Kosiński (as a guest actor from September 1, 2014)
Jerzy Łapiński
Karol Pocheć
Tomasz Sapryk (as a guest actor from September 1, 2016)
Zbigniew Zamachowski (as a guest actor from January 1, 2018)

Production team:

  • set designer's assistants: Elwira Szyszka, Anita Trzaskowska
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Rafał Barański
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski
  • video projection: Mariusz Chałubek, Paweł Woźniak
  • stage manager, prompter: Adam Borkowski

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