Opening Night: 10 March 2016 
Author: Adam Mickiewicz 
Title: Forefathers' Eve
Original Title: Dziady
Director: Eimuntas Nekrošius

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall 

Running time: 3 hours 55 min, one interval

Ticket prices:

full-price tickets:
zone I: 120 PLN
zone II: 110 PLN
zone III: 100 PLN

concession tickets:
zone I: 85 PLN
zone II: 75 PLN
zone III: 65 PLN

rush tickets:
40 PLN  more info →

students of state theatre and art schools: 
15 PLN more info →

Forefathers' Eve

Mickiewicz's poetic drama interpreted by Lithuanian Master Eimuntas Nekrošius — theatre visionary known for his unique theatrical language.

Spirituality, power of rite, sense of community and tragedy of individual; the national and existential aspects.


director:  Eimuntas Nekrošius
music: Paweł Szymański
set design: Marius Nekrošius
costume design: Nadežda Gultiajeva
lighting design: Audrius Jankauskas
dramaturgy: Rolandas Rastauskas

Awards:

2016 – The Konrad Swinarski Award to Eimuntas Nekrošius for the best theatre director

Cast

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Anna Turowiec  
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Marek Szymański, Hubert Majewski
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski
  • stage manager: Ewa Dworecka
  • prompters: Anna Leszczyńska / Magdalena Markowska



Gallery:

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    The ensemble of the National Theatre stands in solidarity with the Ukrainians who are fighting for the independence of their homeland.

  • MARY STUART

    Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama about human passions interwoven in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue.

  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

    Maciej Wojtyszko directs his own play about Baron von Münchhausen, a famous adventurer and swindler.


  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

    Complicated love intrigues and music. Piotr Cieplak directs Twelfth Night, or What You Will, one of Shakespeare's most important comedies.


  • THE CASTLE

    A stage adaptation of the unfinished novel by one of the most important writers of the 20th century, Franz Kafka, directed by Paweł Miśkiewicz.


  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    The new theatrical version of the Australian prose classics directed by Lena Frankiewicz. In the role of Mrs Appleyard – Ewa Wiśniewska.


  • SNAKE SKIN

    Artur Urbański directs his own play which main character is Ruth Berlau, one of Bertolt Brecht's closest associates and life companions.


  • SNOW

    Staging of the Young Poland movement modernist drama by Stanisław Przybyszewski – Snow directed by Anna Gryszkówna.


  • THREE SISTERS

    One of the most important play in the world drama canon: Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov directed by Jan Englert.


  • AUTUMN SONATA

    A theatrical version of the famous film by Ingmar Bergman directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. Danuta Stenka as Charlotte.


  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

    How does evil arise that we do not understand?Mother Joan of Angles by Iwaszkiewicz directed by Wojciech Faruga. 


  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

    Virtual exhibition 250 Years of Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre of Poland) is available online at Google Cultural Institute.


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