An amusing adaptation of the XVI-century pentalogy of novels. A parody, satire, or maybe a warning? What will contemporary artists discover in the history of simple-minded giants?
François Rabelais believed that science would lead us to the ultimate happiness and that humanism would become a guarantee of benefiting from its fruits in an ethical manner. However, it is only today that we begin to understand that humanity has not fulfilled the writer's postulates: reason led us to the brink of catastrophe and the ideals of humanism in the anthropocentric Renaissance edition instead of making man the planet's host, changed him into an egoistic ruler of nature.
In the performance ‘Gargantua and Pantagruel’ we want to talk about the end of culture and society. Rabelais ridiculed the blind and irrational Middle Ages in his book by welcoming a new world. We laugh, saying goodbye to the world forever. Isn’t it funny that we keep rocking like acrobats on the ropes thinking it’s an amusement park and believing our gallows are carousels?
ADAPTATION AND DRAMATURGY:
SET & DESIGN:
Anna Maria Kaczmarska and Mikołaj Małek
Anna Maria Kaczmarska
Anna Kruzińska (Wilam Horzyca Theater in Toruń)
Jerzy Laskowski (Jan Kochanowski Theater in Opole)
Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole:
Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń:
22th February 2020 - Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń, THE STAGE IN THE BACK
Autumn 2020 - Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole, MODELATORNIA STAGE
The partner and co-producer of the performance is Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń