Poster: Rafał Derkacz

Moral insanity. The tragedy of stupid people

based on “The four of them. The tragedy of stupid people” by Gabriela Zapolska

Love pentagon. Wife, Husband, Lover, Friend, Lover's Lover. "Silver duckling, sugary doll, little kitten with velvety paws, a violet roasted in sugar, a golden mosquito". Glace compliments and melodramatic gestures interwine with childish hysteria outbreaks. Playing house transforms into a tragic farce, while in this game there is someone else, defenseless, depersonalized, devoid of the right to speak... A child falls prey to adults' moral insanity. The main theme of Zapolska's play written more than 100 years ago is strikingly up to date. However, theatrical conventions and styles get older faster than remarks concerning human morality. Young artists tried to find the best possible theatrical form, which would be a kind of medium allowing communication between a drama written at the begining of the XX century and a contemporary spectator. The performance created by PAPAHEMA links drama acting with means of expressions characteristic of puppet theatre.

Production for audience aged above 15.

Premiere:

30th January 2015
Aleksander Węgierko Drama Theater in Białystok

Running time:

75 min

Direction:

ensable

Artistic supervisor:

Łukasz Lewandowski

Stage design, puppet:

Justyna Banasiak

Music:

Natasza Topor, Dariusz Chociej

Lighting direction:

Tobiasz Czołpiński

Direction:

ensamble

Artistic supervisor:

Łukasz Lewandowski

Stage design, puppet:

Justyna Banasiak

Music:

Natasza Topor, Dariusz Chociej

Lighting direction:

Tobiasz Czołpiński

Cast:

Helena Radzikowska
Małgorzata Patryn-Gurłacz / Magdalena Dąbrowska
Paulina Moś / Małgorzata Rytel
Paweł Rutkowski
Mateusz Trzmiel

The performance was realized thanks to the Artistic Scholarship of the Białystok City Mayor.

The premiere was held thanks to the financial support of Podlaskie Voivodeship.

Trailer

Photo: Katarzyna Pietruska