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Based on the novel of FRANÇOIS RABELAIS

GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL

DESCRIPTION

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?

REALISATION

DIRECTION:
Jakub Skrzywanek

ADAPTATION AND DRAMATURGY:
Paweł Soszyński

SET & DESIGN:
Anna Maria Kaczmarska and Mikołaj Małek

COSTIUME DESIGN:
Anna Maria Kaczmarska

CHOREOGRAPHY:
Agnieszka Kryst

LIGHTING DESIGN:
Aleksandr Prowaliński

MUSIC:
Karol Nepelski

DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT:
Anna Magalska

STAGE COORDINATOR:
Anna Kruzińska (Wilam Horzyca Theater in Toruń)
Jerzy Laskowski (Jan Kochanowski Theater in Opole)

CAST

Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole:
Monika Stanek
Rafał Kronenenberger
Andrzej Jakubczyk

Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń:
Małgorzata Abramowicz
Anna Magalska
Bartosz Woźny

PREMIERE:
22th February 2020 - Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń, THE STAGE IN THE BACK
Autumn 2020 - Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole, MODELATORNIA STAGE

photo: Piotr Nykowski

The partner and co-producer of the performance is Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Toruń

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