Opening Night: 3 February 2018
Author: Georg Büchner
Title: The Danton's Death
Original Title: Dantons Tod
Translator: Wilam Horzyca
Director: Barbara Wysocka

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall
Running time: 2 hours 10 min, one interval

Danton's Death

The irony of fate and history: a revolt devours its own originators. 

The institutions set up by Danton become an instrument of terror in the hands of his successors. In the ruthless political fighting the winners are the ones who are the fastest in signing sentences.

director: Barbara Wysocka 
set design: Barbara Hanicka
costumes: Katarzyna Borkowska 
music and musical arrangements: Barbara Wysocka
lighting design: Artur Sienicki

Cast:

Deputies in the National Convention
Georges Danton Oskar Hamerski 
Legendre / Hérault de Séchelles Karol Dziuba
Camille Desmoulins Mateusz Kmiecik
Lacroix Mateusz Rusin

Members of the Committee of Public Safety
Robespierre Przemysław Stippa
St. Just Paweł Tołwiński  
Barère Kacper Matula
Collot d’Herbois Paweł Paprocki

Fouquier-Tinville, public prosecutor Kinga Ilgner
Herman, president of  the Revolutionary Tribunal Waldemar Kownacki  
Julia, wife of Danton Wiktoria Gorodeckaja / Anna Lobedan (from April 28, 2018)
Lucile, wife of Desmoulins Michalina Łabacz

Grisettes
Rosalie Anna Lobedan
Adelaide Marta Wągrocka
Marion Patrycja Soliman

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Łukasz Korczak
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski 
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Rafał Barański
  • stage manager: Adam Borkowski
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Gallery:

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  • THE MISANTHROPE

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  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

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  • THE DECALOGUE

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  • SNAKE SKIN

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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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