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Balladyna

Author: Juliusz Słowacki

: Paweł Świątek

The MOS Stage - The MOS Stage

Is the fight for rightful ideas worth murder?

Juliusz Słowacki's ‘Balladyna’ is a story about taking power in the face of the end of the world. A world in which it is too late to establish a new order. It is also a story about the proximity of the world of nature, which nowadays claims its initial rights more forcefully than ever before. Finally, it is a story about a world of women that has taken hold in an era in which it is too late for everything.

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120 mins

Dragon!

Author: Jakub Roszkowski

Text and direction: Jakub Roszkowski

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow - The Grand Stage

Enchanted by the worlds of Hobbit, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, we often forget about our own home-grown mythology: our Slavic gods, heroes and beasts. They tend to live in our consciousness only in an infantile, primitive form. So how about trying to actually revisit this realm?

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< 15 EN

Fables for Robots

Author: Stanisław Lem

Direction: Agnieszka Olsten

The MOS Stage - The MOS Stage

Performance with English subtitles

So far known for her intriguing plays for adult audiences, this time Agnieszka Olsten focuses on three stories from Stanisław Lem's series Fables for Robots.

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Fern flower

Direction: Jakub Krofta

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow - The Grand Stage

Fern Flower is a family play inspired by the work of Stanisław Wyspiański and a classic fairy tale about the search for the unattainable. How to achieve immortality? Is it at all possible? And at what cost?

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1,5 h
< 15 EN

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare / Stanisław Wyspiański

Direction: Bartosz Szydłowski

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow - The Grand Stage

‘In Poland the mystery of Hamlet is the following: what in Poland is there to think about’.

These are Wyspiański's words from his Study on Hamlet, written feverishly in several days – a work that constitutes a source of inspiration for many Polish directors. Wyspiański contained therein his fascination with the phenomenon of theatre, his love for the brilliant text, and his great desire to read it so profoundly as to shake the conscience of his compatriots.

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Hamlet [COPY]

Author: William Shakespeare / Stanisław Wyspiański

‘In Poland the mystery of Hamlet is the following: what in Poland is there to think about’.

These are Wyspiański's words from his Study on Hamlet, written feverishly in several days – a work that constitutes a source of inspiration for many Polish directors. Wyspiański contained therein his fascination with the phenomenon of theatre, his love for the brilliant text, and his great desire to read it so profoundly as to shake the conscience of his compatriots.

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> 15

Jacquerie

Author: Jakub Roszkowski

Direction: Jakub Roszkowski

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow - The Machine House [Miniature] Stage

The country is in turmoil. One can no longer stand by and just watch. Psychological violence turns into physical violence. In pursuit of freedom and independence, no one accepts a compromise anymore.

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> 18 EN

My Stay’s Almost Over and I’m Still Alone

Direction: Cezary Tomaszewski

The MOS Stage - The MOS Stage

Yet another group in the sanatorium. New patients arrive at the springs to regain their health, profit from treatments and exercise, go for walks and, above all, dance. The director of the centre – Józef Dietl – is an outstanding doctor. A doctor who understands that treatment will not work without love or at least a spafling.

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On Cats

Direction: Tomasz Cyz

The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow - The Machine House [Miniature] Stage

A selection of poems from Charles Bukowski’s book ‘On Cats’ creates a bitter-sweet (sung!) tale of feline closeness, tenderness, love, hate, fear, battles, wounds and dying. On the stage we’ll see four types of cats: ‘a bland fellow, gets along with all the other cats’, ‘the clown, big boy, endless scratches’, ‘her existence is so damned (...), if she could read she would probably wax to the sisters Brontë’, and ‘the perfect animal, he will never be tamed’.

Perhaps we’ll recognise our own cats among them, or we may even recognise ourselves. Our failures and brief moments of happiness, loneliness and love. Especially love. After all, as Bukowski said ‘I don't like love as a command, as a search. It must come to you, like a hungry cat at the door.'

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