Opening Night: 8 May 2014
Author: Friedrich Schiller
Title: The Robbers 
Original Title: Die Räuber
Translator: Michał Budzyński
Director: Michał Zadara

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 3 hours 10 min, two intervals

The Robbers

A world riddled with injustice and social turmoil. Sweatshirts instead of tunics against the backdrop of modern stagecraft. Our times – as seen by Michał Zadara.

Friedrich Schiller published The Robbers in 1781 at the age of 22. He criticized 18th-century despotism and depravity, portraying the world at the verge of transformation. Today, the youthful passion of his drama still resonates strong, provoking questions about contemporary social order. Corporation and gang – what laws are they governed by? What are the origins of anarchy and crime? The stage machinery is put into motion to highlight the hectic pace of changes. In this thrilling show, poetry clashes with street grime.


director: Michał Zadara 
set design: Robert Rumas 
costumes: Julia Kornacka 
lighting design, video: Artur Sienicki 
music: Jacek Szymkiewicz 
engineering design: Mirosław Łysik

Awards and Nominations:

2014 – The Konrad Swinarski Award for the best theatre director to Michał Zadara for direction of The Robbers
2014 – The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Award for the best actress to Wiktoria Gorodeckaja for the role of Amalia Edelreich

Cast:

Maximilian, Count von Moor Mariusz Bonaszewski
Karl von Moor Paweł Paprocki
Franz von Moor Przemysław Stippa
Amalia von Edelreich Wiktoria Gorodeckaja / Barbara Wysocka (guest actress)
Herrmann, the illegitimate son of a Nobleman Robert Jarociński
Spiegelberg Oskar Hamerski
Schweizer Mateusz Rusin
Grimm Bartłomiej Bobrowski
Razmann Ksawery Szlenkier (guest actor)
Schufterle Paweł Tołwiński
Roller Przemysław Wyszyński (guest actor)
Schwarz Arkadiusz Janiczek
Daniel, an old servant of Count von Moor Waldemar Kownacki
Pastor Moser Tomasz Sapryk (as a guest actor from September 1, 2016) / Mirosław Konarowski
female roles  Marzena Gorska (guest actress)

Production team:

  • set designer's assistants: Elwira Szyszka, Anita Trzaskowska, Arkadiusz Ślesiński (costumes)
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Rafał Barański
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski
  • video projections: Mariusz Chałubek, Paweł Woźniak
  • stage manager: Ewa Dworecka
  • prompter: Jolanta Szydłowsk

Gallery:

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