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Ghost Sonata

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Markus Öhrn is one of Europe’s most intriguing directors, proposing a bold theatre poetics of his own, inspired by video-art. His trilogy – Conte d’amour, We Love Africa and Africa Loves Us and Bis zum Tod – was featured at some of the most prestigious European theatre festivals. Now Öhrn is staging August Strindberg’s Ghost Sonata – his first handling of a classical drama text, his previous productions having been based on his own scripts. We will see him “break into” Strindberg’s text; it is noteworthy that they are compatriots. This punk take on Strindberg, indeed all of Öhrn’s punk theatre, is an experience that can alter one’s view of theatre and its subversive power once and for all.

Translation of the play into Polish subsidized by the Swedish Arts Council.

AUTHOR: August Strindberg
DIRECTION, SET AND SOUND DESIGN: Markus Öhrn
SCULPTURE: Wojciech Pustoła
HARP SCULPTURE: Tilda Lovell
VIDEO: Jakob Öhrman
LIGHTING DESIGN: Marta Pruska
ADAPTATION OF VALKIRIA: Jan Duszyński
TRANSLATION: Anna Topczewska
CAST: Ewa Dałkowska, Bartosz Gelner, Helena Gąsiejewska, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Wojciech Kalarus, Marek Kalita, Maria Łozińska, Joanna Niemirska, Jakob Öhrman, Piotr Polak, Jacek Poniedziałek, Magdalena Popławska

All performances with english subtitles.

Video-installation
Markus Öhrm opens the performance space up to the audience. The scene will feature video projections, different ones each day, filmed live during each performance. In this way the director proposes a new way of interacting with theatre and the dramatic text.

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