Kasia Adamik, known mainly as a film director, is débuting her talents on the theatrical stage. Together with Olga Chajdas, she is putting on a production by American author, Edward Albee. The play, which the tragi-grotesque playwright wrote ten years ago, tells the story of a martial crisis from the seemingly stable middle class...
Pictured (from left): Maria Seweryn, Piotr Machalica and Radosław Jamroż; photo by Marek Dusza
The play, which the tragi-grotesque playwright wrote ten years ago, tells the story of a martial crisis from the seemingly stable middle classKasia Adamik
, known mainly as a film director, is débuting her talents on the theatrical stage. Together with Olga Chajdas, she is putting on a production by American author, Edward Albee.
We live in a country in which even homosexuality is still shocking. Albee goes a step further, the two Polish directors stress.
Albee's play tests the borders of our tolerance. And he doesn't just stop there.
The protagonists are led to an extreme state in which they do absurd things, albeit it things full of human truth, adds Kasia Adamik. I really enjoy how the text manages to veer between ridiculousness and solemnity. I hope that we don't break this balance and that we will, in turn, produce a production that audiences will also enjoy.
My character is an amazing person, says Maria Seweryn. I don't think I've ever played such a woman. She has a sense of humour, is wise, mature and intelligent. She fully committed her life to that of her husband's who is an esteemed architect. She fully commits herself to loving him. Theirs was an ideal marriage, an ideal partnership. She never wanted to be with another man. He never wanted any other women. Their life was fantastic, they had fantastic sex, where: "it was as if each time was the first time". Then she suddenly gets placed in an extreme situation in which this whole beautiful world falls apart. And through trying to understand this, she has to go beyond certain boundaries, from which there is no turning back. All of this is done out of love for her husband.
- Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" / "Koza, albo kim jest Sylwia? translation by Bogusława Plisz-Góral; dir: Kasia Adamik and Olga Chajdas; scenography: Marta Dąbrowska-Okrasko; costumes: Katarzyna Lewińska, music: Antoni Łazarkiewicz, lighting: Rafał Paradowski; starring: Maria Seweryn, Piotr Machalica, Bartłomiej Topa, Radosław Jamroż; premiere: September 19, 2010.
Artistic Director: Maria Seweryn
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