Opening Night: 29 October 2009
Author: Sławomir Mrożek
Title: Tango
Director: Jerzy Jarocki


Auditorium: Wierzbowa Street Hall
Running time: 2 hours 20 min, one interval

 

Tango

Generational struggles. Futile attempts to control the chaos of the world. The drama by Sławomir Mrożek gives voice to human hearts and their wild nature.

Jerzy Jarocki’s rendition of Tango is imbued with bitterness. The characters feel lost in their freedom. Their minds are full of confusion and anarchy, which turns out to be both sad and funny. Everybody loses, but Arthur, a rebel intellectual who seeks salvation in despotism, fails the most. Tango of the 21st century is ferocious, violent and tragic.


director: Jerzy Jarocki 
set design, lighting design: Jerzy Juk Kowarski 
musical arrangement: Stanisław Radwan 
choreography: Leszek Bzdyl
fight scenes choreography: Wiesław Chmieliński

Awards and Nominations:

2010 – The Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting male role" category to Grzegorz Małecki for the role of Eddie
2010 – The Leon Schiller Award to Marcin Hycnar for his achievements in theatre acting, among others for his roles in the National Theatre performances: Mark in The Darkness by Mariusz Bieliński directed by Artur Tyszkiewicz and Arthur in Tango
2010 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best theatre director" category for Jerzy Jarocki for direction of Tango
2010 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best male leading role" category for Marcin Hycnar for the role of Arthur
2010 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting male role" category for Jan Englert for the role of Eugene
2010 – nomination for the Warsaw Felix award in "the best supporting female role" category for Ewa Wiśniewska for the role of Eugenia
2010 – nomination for the Cyprian Kamil Norwid Award in "theatre" category for Grzegorz Małecki for the role of Eddie

Cast:

Ala Kamilla Baar (as a guest actor from January 1, 2018) / Dominika Kluźniak (from September 7, 2010)
Eleanor Grażyna Szapołowska, Katarzyna Gniewkowska (from May 10, 2011; as a guest actor from September 1, 2015) 
Eugenia Ewa Wiśniewska
Stomil Jan Frycz
Arthur Marcin Hycnar (as a guest actor from September 1, 2016) 
Eddie Grzegorz Małecki
Eugene Jan Englert

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Pia Partum
  • set designer's assistants: Jadwiga Michalska, Anita Trzaskowska
  • lighting technicians: Łukasz Obuch-Woszczatyński, Tomasz Księżak
  • sound technicians: Maciej Rybicki, Marcin Kotwa
  • stage manager: Adam Borkowski
  • prompter: Alina Wieczorkówna

Gallery:

  • KING LEAR

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  • 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

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  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

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  • 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

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  • SNOW

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


  • AUTUMN SONATA

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  • 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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