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A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Text and direction: Jakub Krofta , Maria Wojtyszko

A Christmas Carol bears as much relevance today as it did in Dickens' time. A world devoid of compassion and solidarity, in which an indifferent rich man determines the lives of entire families, did not end when humanity entered the post-modern era. Nevertheless, the authors of the play do not want to dwell on this grim diagnosis. Their aim is to look with compassion and understanding at the character of Ebeneezer Scrooge.

The stage setting of this Victorian story of a miser haunted by ghosts serves merely as a pretext to talk about the misery of a man who does not love himself. Because Scrooge, much like the mythical Narcissus, only sees the surface, and is incapable of introspection, and thus of love. In this sense, the central character of A Christmas Carol is more of a victim of the circumstances in which he happens to live than a villain. His transformation is not only a shift from egoism to empathy, but also breaking free of the stereotypical perception of one' s role in the world.

Produced in collaboration with the National Bank of Poland.

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A Supposed Miracle, or Cracovians and Highlanders [COPY]

Author: Wojciech Bogusławski

Direction: Cezary Tomaszewski

A Supposed Miracle, or Cracovians and Highlanders, is a comic opera in two acts originally written by Wojciech Bogusławski to the music of Jan Stefani, or rather a 'singspiel', a sing-play inspired by Mozart and his Abduction from the Seraglio and The Magic Flute.

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Balladyna

Author: Juliusz Słowacki

Director: 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
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Danton

Director: Radek Stępień

The MOS Stage - The MOS Stage

Reportedly, a severed head retains consciousness for another 6 to 7 seconds. If one could exchange a few more words with it, perhaps we could learn something important about the motivations of a decapitated head.

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< 15

Forefathers' Eve [COPY]

Author: Adam Mickiewicz

Direction: Maja Kleczewska

A premiere on the 120th anniversary of the first performance of ‘Forefathers' Eve’ as staged by Stanisław Wyspiański.

‘Forefathers' Eve’ Anno Domini 2021 is a play about Poland. After 120 years, the Romantic drama returns to the Słowacki Theatre. Remembering the productions directed by Wyspiański, Dejmek, Swinarski, Grzegorzewski, we know that this arch-Polish drama is about our subconscious retrotopia, about the ‘undead’ past and its ‘undead’ demons.

A community of a bloody ritual and the conformist salon are the two faces of Poland, encountered by Wyspiański along with the spectres at the same wedding.

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Forefathers' Eve [COPY] [COPY]

Author: Adam Mickiewicz

Direction: Maja Kleczewska

A premiere on the 120th anniversary of the first performance of ‘Forefathers' Eve’ as staged by Stanisław Wyspiański.

‘Forefathers' Eve’ Anno Domini 2021 is a play about Poland. After 120 years, the Romantic drama returns to the Słowacki Theatre. Remembering the productions directed by Wyspiański, Dejmek, Swinarski, Grzegorzewski, we know that this arch-Polish drama is about our subconscious retrotopia, about the ‘undead’ past and its ‘undead’ demons.

A community of a bloody ritual and the conformist salon are the two faces of Poland, encountered by Wyspiański along with the spectres at the same wedding.

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IMPRO KRK

The MOS Stage - The MOS Stage

An improvised performance by the Impro Krk Group, based on spontaneity and creating a script in front of the audience.

The Impro Krk Group is a Krakow-based group of improvisers formed in June 2016. It consists mostly of professional actors, graduates of the Krakow's  Academy of Theatre Arts. They base their work on the method developed by Keith Johnstone, one of the pioneers of improvised theatre in the world. Their mentor is Steen Haakon Hansen, Johnstone's long-time friend and collaborator, who has often given workshops at the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre and recently also at Krakow's  Academy of Theatre Arts.

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Late Company

Author: Jordan Tannahill

Direction, text, musical arrangement: Iwona Kempa

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

It starts a bit like Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage: two married couples come together discuss a problem that has driven their children apart. This time, however, it will not be funny as the matter itself does not inspire jokes. Exclusion, cyberbullying, and finally suicide – these are the issues addressed in this text, sparking post-show discussions among the audience members s in Canada and the West End. How can this story resonate in Poland? In today's Poland?

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1,30 h
> 15

Late Company [COPY]

Author: Jordan Tannahill

Direction, text, musical arrangement: Iwona Kempa

It starts a bit like Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage: two married couples come together discuss a problem that has driven their children apart. This time, however, it will not be funny as the matter itself does not inspire jokes. Exclusion, cyberbullying, and finally suicide – these are the issues addressed in this text, sparking post-show discussions among the audience members s in Canada and the West End. How can this story resonate in Poland? In today's Poland?

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1,30 h
> 15