fot. Piotr Nykowski
Anna Augustynowicz
Text author:
Zenon Fajfer
90 minutes

The myth of the Smolensk Catastrophe, spectres of Romanticism, the echoes of Wyspiański and Gombrowicz, the poetry of Norwid, and the current skirmishes between the Polish tribes in a touching, bitter, and witty production by the long-term director of the Współczesny Theatre in Szczecin, one of the most important dramatists of the last decades. Where will we be taken on board of a Bygone Heroes Airlines, and how is the flight going to end? The scenario was based on Zenon Fajfer’s poem of the same title, believed unstageable until now. Odlot / Flight premiered on 13 December 2021, precisely 30 years from Anna Augustynowicz’s first production at the Współczesny. Thus, it provides a coda for her work, an opportunity for an artistic soul-searching, self-ironic coming to terms with own aesthetics and directing style. Paradoxically, the play is set deeply in the Kraków spirit, and has much in common with a nostalgia and the bitter wit of the Vault Under the Rams (Piwnica pod Baranami). None can hold a looking glass for the Polish reality to see itself in it like Anna Augustynowicz, recipient of the prestigious Swinarski Prize awarded by the “Teatr” Monthly.

Section Biała strzałka w prawo
Marek Braun
Tomasz Armada, Martyna Konieczny
Jacek Wierzchowski
Wojciech Kapela
Video projections
Zbigniew Szymczyk
Movement director
Krzysztof Sendke
Lights director
Adam Kuzycz-Berezowski
Assistant director
Karolina Babińska
Assistant scenographer
Anna Januszewska
Irena Jun (gościnnie)
Barbara Lewandowska / Joanna Matuszak
Grażyna Madej
Magdalena Myszkiewicz
Paweł Adamski
Wojciech Brzeziński (gościnnie)
Grzegorz Falkowski (gościnnie)
Mirosław Gawęda (gościnnie)
Bogusław Kierc (gościnnie)
Nikodem Księżak
Adam Kuzycz-Berezowski
Wiesław Orłowski
Zbigniew Szymczyk (gościnnie)
Przemysław Walich
Mateusz Wiśniewski (gościnnie)
Bartosz Włodarczyk (gościnnie)
Zofia Walich