Premiere: 27 May 2021
Author: Artur Urbański
Title: Snake Skin
Original Title: Skóra węża
Director: Artur Urbański

Auditorium: Wierzbowa Street Hall

Running time: 1 hour 40 min, no interval

Ticket prices:

full-price ticket:
85 PLN

concession tickets:
65 PLN

rush tickets:
30 PLN  more info →

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

Snake Skin

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

The year 1955. The young Polish director Konrad Swinarski joins the world-famous Berliner Ensemble theatre as a trainee. He becomes a witness to a destructive conflict between two women closely related to the founder of the theatre, Bertolt Brecht. He observes Ruth Berlau's dramatic struggle with the "first wife" – Helene Weigel: for attention, recognition, memory and power. He learns about the moving stories of women who contribute to the legend of the master and the great institution called "Brecht".

director, set and lighting design: Artur Urbański
costume design: Magdalena Maciejewska
music: Szymon Nidzworski
choreography: Tobiasz Sebastian Berg
video: Natalia Spychała

Cast

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Maciej Białoruski
  • lighting technicians: Łukasz Obuch-Woszczatyński, Tomasz Księżak
  • sound technicians: Marcin Kotwa, Maciej Rybicki
    video projection: Mariusz Chałubek, Paweł Woźniak
  • stage manager: Adam Borkowski
  • prompter: Anna Leszczyńska

Gallery:




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  • SNOW

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  • THREE SISTERS

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