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THE ART OF LOVEMAKING

Photo: Michał Grocholski

Based on A Practical Guide to Marital Bliss by Michalina Wisłocka

THE ART OF LOVEMAKING

It can start with an argument in the doctor’s queue or with spilling coffee on someone. It can start when we want to buy the same couch or from an accident where someone is almost run over by a big dumpster. It can start with going to bed together or meeting after years of school love. It can start with wine, at a dansing, at a book club. It can start anywhere, and most often when we don’t expect it at all. Our hands sweat, our eyes glaze over, and our heart beats so hard that for a moment we wonder if it’s a heart attack. And we already know it can’t be stopped. And we already know that we don’t want to stop it. And we already know that this person – is our person!

After that, things vary. Sometimes everything goes right, and sometimes everything goes wrong. The art of loving another person turns out to be more complicated than we assumed. What to do then?

Reach for Michalina Wisłocka’s iconic handbook!

A Practical Guide to Marital Bliss (the exact polish title means: The Art of Lovemaking) is now a classic, and in the 1970s and 1980s revolutionary, popular science proposal on the topics of sex, emotionality, intimacy and building harmonious relationships. Addressed primarily to those embarking on their adventure with sex and love, it explains in simple terms the intricate mechanisms of the human psyche and physiology, provides detailed advice on techniques of fondling and intercourse, and reminds us of the role of flirtation, coquetry, or personal hygiene in matters of successful sex.

In Mira Mańka’s play, we look into the brain of a man in love, who, after recent amorous-erotic failures, has decided to reach out for factual support. Looking at Michalina Wisłocka’s advice, observations and conclusions, he playfully confronts what he knows and doesn’t know about sex, intimacy, and attentiveness.

Fragmenty powieści „Instytut” Jakuba Żulczyka/ (c) Jakub Żulczyk/Syndykat Autorów
– Agencja Literacka i Scenariuszowa oraz wydawnictwo Świat Książki, Warszawa 2016

Premiere

26TH MAY 2023

STAGE

THE SMALL STAGE

DURATION

90 mins (no interval)

SUGGESTED AGE

15+

A performance is appropriate for young people.
Please note: smoke and intense lighting is used on stage.

UPCOMING EVENTS

16.03 / SATURDAY

4.00PM

17.03 / SUNDAY

6.00PM

12.04 / friday

7.00PM

13.04 / saturday

7.00PM

14.04 / sunday

7.00PM

„(…) potrafi rozśmieszyć, a nieraz też skłonić do refleksji. Działa jak dobrze skrojone kino gatunkowe, z rozwiązaniami z którymi teatr, moim zdaniem, mógłby częściej eksperymentować”.

Henryk Mazurkiewicz, teatralny.pl

„(…) potrafi rozśmieszyć, a nieraz też skłonić do refleksji. Działa jak dobrze skrojone kino gatunkowe, z rozwiązaniami z którymi teatr, moim zdaniem, mógłby częściej eksperymentować”.

Henryk Mazurkiewicz, teatralny.pl

„(…) potrafi rozśmieszyć, a nieraz też skłonić do refleksji. Działa jak dobrze skrojone kino gatunkowe, z rozwiązaniami z którymi teatr, moim zdaniem, mógłby częściej eksperymentować”.

Henryk Mazurkiewicz, teatralny.pl

“Mańka’s performance fulfils the premises of culture and middle-of-the-road theatre, allowing audiences who simply want to have a good time at the theatre to also reflect on an important social issue and participate in artistic life.”

Kamil Bujny, teatrologia.info

“[…] leaving the theatre, one wants to talk, to explore one’s own body and emotions. And maybe that’s the sexual revolution of our time.”

Wiktoria Wojas, didaskalia.pl

AWARDS

„The Best 2022/2023” ranking of „Theatre” monthly magazine  

  • Distinction in the category Best performance for children/young adults

CREATORS

Direction and Adaptation

Mira Mańka

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Set and Costume Design

Anna Rogóż

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Music and Musical Arrangement

Weronika Krówka

Choreography

Dominik Więcek

Assistant Director

Viktoria Dulak

Lighting Design

Klaudyna Schubert

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Video

Edgar de Poray

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Set and Costume Design

Anna Rogóż

Music and Musical Arrangement

Weronika Krówka

Choreography

Dominik Więcek

Stage Coordinator
Urszula Kraska

Asystentka reżysera
Viktoria Dulak

Tłumaczenie
Jacek Poniedziałek

Reżyseria
Jędrzej Wielecki

Reżyseria
Jędrzej Wielecki

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Jędrzej Wielecki

Reżyseria
Jędrzej Wielecki

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Jędrzej Wielecki

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Jędrzej Wielecki

Reżyseria
Jędrzej Wielecki

Reżyseria
Jędrzej Wielecki

CAST

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Bartosz Dziedzic

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Karol Kossakowski

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Leszek Malec

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Radomir Rospondek

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Kacper Sasin

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Michał Świtała

Joanna Osyda took part in the videos

We would like to thank Mirosław Morawski, who acted as voiceover artist, as well as Marta Marciniak, Jędrzej Segiet, Katarzyna Kowalewska, Anna Watras and Anna Rogóż, who took part in the video footage.

 

competitions

The play ‘The Art of Lovemaking’ was accepted into the 9th edition of ‘Living Classics’ Competition for the staging of classical works of Polish literature.

The licence to perform the play was provided by courtesy of the Drama and Theatre Agency ‘ADiT’.

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