Cleansed (Oczyszczeni)

Cleansed (Oczyszczeni)

Teatr Wspólczesny, Wrocław

Thursday 11. Nov. and Friday 12. Nov. // 07:30 – 09:45 p.m.
Messepark Markkleeberg / Halle 2 (ehemals agra)

    Ein Theaterstück

    In an empty, reflected room, offenders and victims can hardly be distinguished. Here, you will find finely interwoven love scenes of brother and sister, man and man, man and woman. Love as a key problem of our time in one piece, which is so intense that it leaves the heart both racing and standing still. »Oczyszczeni« (»Cleansed«), directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski under the title »Purifiés«, was celebrated as a moment of glory for European theatre at the Festival d’Avignon in the summer of 2002, and it has remained so ever since.

    »Cleansed«, written by Sarah Kane (1971-99) and premièred in London in 1998, shows the patients of an institution controlled by Trinker – a torturer and psychiatrist. The piece revolves around the central question of what is the most that a lover can honestly promise.

    Krzysztof Warlikowski, born in Szczecin in 1962, is one of the best-known young generation Polish directors. He studied history, philosophy and history of theatre in Kraków and Paris and produced a great deal of Shakespeare, ancient Greek drama, and several operas. His work has mainly been at the Stary Teatr in Kraków and the Teatr Rozmaitości in Warsaw, as well as in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Milan, Tel Aviv and Nice.

    »›Cleansed‹ – a laboratory of loneliness. Warlikowski’s production … is an amazing vision of the piece; very tender, very sad, almost poetic. Its subject is yearning for love, not brutality on the way. The dreadful scenes of mutilation are only implied symbolically: with hand gestures, music and screams … The actors immerse themselves in their tragic characters with great calm and concentration, and the meditative devotion of the production draws the audience irresistibly under its spell« (Renate Klett, Theater heute, Berlin, March 2002).

    Uraufführung: 15.12.2001, Wrocław

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    Koproduktion: Teatr Wspólczesny Wrocław, Teatr Polski/Poznan, Teatr Rozmaitosci, Warschau, Hebbel-Theater/Berlin, THEOREM (Théâtre de l’ Est et de l’Ouest Rencontres Européennes du Millénaire) mit Unterstützung von »Culture 2000« – Programm der Europäischen Union

    Das Gastspiel wurde gefördert durch die Sparkasse Leipzig.

    Das Gastspiel erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Goethe-Instituts, München, und des Polnischen Instituts, Leipzig.

    Text: Sarah Kane

    Inszenierung: Krzysztof Warlikowski

    Musik: Pawel Mykietyn

    Bühnenbild: Malgorzata Szczesniak

    Lichtdesign: Felice Ross

    Darsteller: Mariusz Bonaszewski, Stanislawa Celinska, Malgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Renate Jett, Redbad Klynstra, Jacek Poniedzialek, Thomas Schweiberer, Tomasz Tyndyk, Fabian Wlodarek

    In polnischer Sprache mit deutscher Übertitelung

    Publikumsgespräch mit Krzysztof Warlikowski am 12. Nov. im Polnischen Institut.

    Kostenloser Bus-Shuttle an beiden Tagen Abfahrt 18.50 Uhr am Schauspielhaus. Im Anschluss Rückfahrt mit Halt Schaubühne Lindenfels, LOFFT und theater fact

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