konfrontacje teatralne

konfrontacje teatralne

konfrontacje teatralne

konfrontacje teatralne

Go into the Night, Margot

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Theatre adaptation of Michał Wiśniewski’s “Margot”, a novel nominated for 2009 Nike Award (Polish Literary Award), directed by Witold Mazurkiewicz presents the fictitious world of tabloids, TV shows and the showbiz kitsch, a world full of glamorous, 15-minutes stars, plastic celebrities famous for being famous. In this world of illusion personal tragedies interwoven with comedy and the truth clashes with artificiality and provocation. The characters of “Go into the Night, Margot” are living under constant pressure to keep re-creating themselves, to surprise and shock others. But if you once lost your identity and have no values to turn to, you may never find yourself among the more and more controversial “versions” of yourself. In this way the ordinary people in their obsession to enter show business , sell out us the needs, fantasies and tendencies they have been hiding deep inside. Their stories are cheep, kitsch, provocative, aggressive and vulgar. The visual side of the performance reflects this world by placing grotesque characters, exaggerated and tragic at the same time in the setting of a Medieval theatre.

Kompania Theatre was established in September 1995 by three graduates of the Department of Puppetry of the Warsaw Theatre Academy, Witold Mazurkiewicz, Jarosław Tomica and Michał Zgiet. After working for state theatres for 10 years, the actors realized that they share both their vision of theatre and the feeling of discontent with contemporary theatre and its form. Since 1996, together with Provisorium Theatre, Kampania staged the following performances: “Ferdydurke”, “Koniec Wieku”, “Sceny z życia Mitteleuropy”, “Do piachu”, “Trans-Atlantyk” and “Homo Polonicus”.