Premiere: 7 December 2017
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Original Title
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Author: Barbara Klicka
Director
: Piotr Cieplak

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 1 hour 35 min, no interval 

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What would happen if Alice fell into the rabbit hole as a grown-up woman? What would happen if her dreamlike travel started nowadays?

director: Piotr Cieplak
costume, set and lighting design: Andrzej Witkowski 
music: Jakub Gawlik, Paweł Paprocki, Marcin Przybylski
stage movement: Leszek Bzdyl
video: Antoni Witkowski
stunt & special effects: Andrzej Słomiński

Spectacle for audiences of 16-year-olds and over.

The play contains Paradise Illustrated (I) by Dennis Joseph Enright (trans. Piotr Sommer), as well as the fragments of Bertolt Brecht's To Those Born Later (trans. Andrzej Kopacki) and Julian Tuwim's Kitten.

Cast: 

Ala Edyta Olszówka
Dad Waldemar Kownacki
Falski Marian Monika Dryl
Marian Falski Bartłomiej Bobrowski
God, Gutek Marcin Przybylski 
Adam Piotr Grabowski
Cela Dominika Kluźniak
Felek Robert Jarociński
Woodsman/ Ortolan Karol Pocheć
Ola Paulina Korthals
Marek Jakub Gawlik (guest actor)
Wacek Paweł Paprocki

and guest actors:

Infant Katarzyna Obidzińska (TA) / Karolina Szeptycka (TA)
Hippie Marzena Gorska 
Bogart Michał Barczak / Jakub Hojda (TA)
Janitor 1 Mateusz Kwiecień / Jakub Hojda (TA) / Kamil Studnicki (TA)
Janitor 2 Kamil Suszczyk (TA) / Jakub Hojda (TA) / Kamil Studnicki (TA)

ALPHABET CHOIR, SPRING CHOIRANTRAKT CAFE ACTORS — the company

music band Jakub Gawlik (guest actor), Paweł Paprocki, Marcin Przybylski

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Wiktoria Monika Gołębiewska
  • assistant director trainee: Monika Popiel
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Rafał Barański
    lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski
  • video projection: Mariusz Chałubek, Paweł Woźniak
  • stage manager: Ewa Dworecka

MEDIA PATRONAGE: 

Gallery:

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  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

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  • SNOW

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  • THREE SISTERS

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  • AUTUMN SONATA

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  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

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  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

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