Opening Night: 10 March 2016 
Author: Adam Mickiewicz 
Title: Forefathers' Eve
Original Title: Dziady
Director: Eimuntas Nekrošius

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall 

Running time: 3 hours 55 min including one interval

Ticket prices:

full-price tickets:
zone I: 120 PLN
zone II: 110 PLN
zone III: 100 PLN

concession tickets:
zone I: 85 PLN
zone II: 75 PLN
zone III: 65 PLN

rush tickets:
40 PLN  more info →

students of state theatre and art schools: 
15 PLN more info →

Forefathers' Eve


Mickiewicz's poetic drama interpreted by Lithuanian Master Eimuntas Nekrošius — theatre visionary known for his unique theatrical language.

Spirituality, power of rite, sense of community and tragedy of individual; the national and existential aspects.


Please mind that cigarette smoke appears in some scenes during the show. 

director:  Eimuntas Nekrošius
music: Paweł Szymański
set design: Marius Nekrošius
costume design: Nadežda Gultiajeva
lighting design: Audrius Jankauskas
dramaturgy: Rolandas Rastauskas

Awards:

2016 – The Konrad Swinarski Award to Eimuntas Nekrošius for the best theatre director of 2015/2016 season – for the direction of Forefathers' Eve


Cast

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Anna Turowiec  
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Marek Szymański, Hubert Majewski
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski
  • stage manager: Adam Borkowski
  • prompters: Anna Leszczyńska / Magdalena Markowska



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