Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change.
Drawing on the Homeric theme of ‘return home’, renowned Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski creates a brand-new performance, scheduled to have its world premiere in Warsaw this May, shortly before its presentation at Peiraios 260. Originally announced by the Athens Festival last summer, this international co-production is based on Hanna Krall’s historical novel Chasing the King of Hearts. The novel tells the story of a woman in WWII, a modern-day Penelope who risked her life to ensure her husband’s return home; a woman whose story, her Odyssey of sorts, could very well be adapted into a Hollywood movie, as the title suggests.
A summer camp, Apocalypse Now. Working with paradox, will be held in Warsaw in the context of the performance. Distinguished collaborators of Nowy Teatr will work on the themes of the show together with 12 young artists and students from each co-producing country.
Directed by Κrzysztof Warlikowski
Text: Krzysztof Warlikowski, Piotr Gruszczyński, Adam Radecki
Collaboration in text: Szczepan Orłowski, Jacek Poniedziałek
Dramaturgy: Piotr Gruszczyński
Dramaturgical collaboration: Anna Lewandowska
Set and costume design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Music: Paweł Mykietyn
Lighting design: Felice Ross
Video - Animations: Kamil Polak
Collaboration in video - animations: Maciej Szczęśniak
Choreography: Claude Bardouil
Mariusz Bonaszewski, Agata Buzek, Andrzej Chyra, Magdalena Cielecka, Ewa Dałkowska, Bartosz Gelner, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak, Wojciech Kalarus, Marek Kalita, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Hiroaki Murakami, Maja Ostaszewska, Jaśmina Polak, Piotr Polak, Jacek Poniedziałek.
Co-production: Nowy Teatr, Athens Festival, Comedie de Clermont-Ferrand, La Colline- Paris, Printemps des Comediens-Montpellier
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Text: Krzysztof Warlikowski, Piotr Gruszczyński, Adam Radecki. Dramaturgy: Piotr Gruszczyński. Choreography: Claude Bardouil.
To be announced.