- Author: Stanisław Wyspiański
- Adaptation and direction: Radosław Rychcik
- Director's assistant: Agata Pisiewicz
- Set design and costumes: Anna Maria Karczmarska
- : Anna Adamiak
- Music and multimedia: Michał Lis, Piotr Lis
- Choreography: Jakub Lewandowski
- The choreographer's assistant: Justyna Masłowska
- Lighting design: Radosław Rychcik
- Vocal consultations: Halina Jarczyk
- Production: Agata Schweiger
- The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow - The Grand Stage
- Premiere: 11.02.2017
Performance with English subtitles.
Liberation is a fresh, bold and impressive performance, resonating with Stanisław Wyspiański's ideas.
What is liberation? Does it always equal death? It is a search for truth within oneself, a journey to the innermost corners of one's subconsciousness. What does 'liberate' actually mean? Restoring freedom, independence? Disposing of certain traits, feelings?
Liberation is considered to be one of the most important and simultaneously most difficult Polish dramas to stage. It is a great treatise on theatre, patriotism and the search for one's own self.
Radosław Rychcik, a brave and playful director who analyses the classics very thoroughly, set out to read it anew. And this is what his Liberation is like: fresh, bold and spectacular, but at the same time in tune with the thoughts of Wyspiański himself, who staged the premiere of the text in this very place in 1903.