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J.M. RYMKIEWICZ
The Abduction of Europa


Opening night
07.04.2017

The Main Stage
2 h 15 min.

Regular Tickets:
25–60 zł

Reduced FareTickets:
20–45 zł


PLAY

BEHIND THE SCENE

VIDEO






PRODUCERS

Piotr Cieplak direction

Zbigniew Wróbel director’s assistant

Anna Wesołowska prompter

Dagmara Habryka stage manager



CAST

Grażyna Bułka

Dorota Chaniecka

Dariusz Chojnacki

Aleksandra Fielek

Anna Kadulska

Barbara Lubos

Arkadiusz Machel

Michał Piotrowski

Zbigniew Wróbel


THE ABDUCTION OF EUROPA

In Greek mythology beautiful Europa is seduced and then abducted by Zeus, king of gods who had transformed himself into a white bull. Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz draws on an imagery of the story in his – never staged until now – text. The author not only criticises there blindness of elites but also in his own specific way demolishes theatre fiction to disclose a staginess of the world.

Action of this bedroom farce takes place at French mansion at the turn of 20th century. Beautiful Europa, young, randy and unbridled, is a daughter of the aristocratic Pompadours. Against her parents’ wishes she doesn’t want to marry aloof English duke – she prefers Moldova knez, a wild and unpredictable anarchist. She is also interested in peasants revolution that unexpectedly will appear on stage. When the aristocracy waltzes and eats oysters a world they are acquainted with declines… 

 



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