Poster: Lucjusz Sawicki

Macbett

Eugène Ionesco

In 1972, the leading representative of the Theatre of the Absurd, Eugéne Ionesco, wrote a play being a variation on the subject of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Ionesco reveals the mechanisms behind the genesis of the desire for power from the perspective of the experience of 20th-century totalitarianisms. Together with the Second World War, there began a process, which lasts to this day, of rationalising and systemising cruelty. The crimes of genocide are its bloody outcome. With the action of “Macbett” transplanted to a golf-course, we can look into the behind-the-scenes sphere of authority – timeless authority – easily recognisable with the help of cultural myths and historical knowledge. Also, contemporary authority – transmuted by the media and the myths of pop-culture.

Production for audience aged above 16.

Premiere:

28th June
Białystok Puppet Theatre

Running time:

80 min

Translation:

Jerzy Lisowski

Directorial supervision:

Mateusz Przyłęcki

Stage design, costumes:

Sylwia Maciejewska

Music:

Natasza Topor, Dariusz Chociej

Lighting direction:

Tobiasz Czołpiński

Translation:

Jerzy Lisowski

Directorial supervision:

Mateusz Przyłęcki

Stage design, costumes:

Sylwia Maciejewska

Music:

Natasza Topor, Dariusz Chociej

Lighting direction:

Tobiasz Czołpiński

Cast:

Katarzyna Pietruska
Helena Radzikowska
Rafał Pietrzak
Paweł Rutkowski
Mateusz Trzmiel

The performance was realized thanks to the financial support of the City of Białystok, Podlaskie Voivodeship and the National Centre for Culture.

The performance received the 3rd  prize during the ShakespeareOFF Competition at the 20th Shakespeare Festival in Gdańsk in 2016.

Trailer

Photo: Lucjusz Sawicki