The curse exploits the motifs from Wyspiański’s drama to create a multifaceted landscape of contemporary religiousness and areligiousness. Within theatre, which is ruled by its own hierarchy, often using the mechanisms of subjugation and humiliation, the creators think whether leaving behind their fear of authority and even getting rid of the authority itself is within their scope of ability.
directed by: Oliver Frljić | dramaturgy: Agnieszka Jakimiak, Joanna Wichowska, Goran Injac | lighting director: Jacqueline Sobiszewski | costumes: Sandra Dekanić | scenography cooperation: Małgorzata Dzik | director’s assistants: Mateusz Atman, Jakub Skrzywanek
cast: Karolina Adamczyk, Klara Bielawka, Maria Robaszkiewicz, Barbara Wysocka, Julia Wyszyńska, Jacek Beler, Arkadiusz Brykalski, Michał Czachor | stage manager: Kuba Olszak
premiere: 18 February 2017
“Since 18 February 2017, Polish theatre is different. The curse is an exceptional and brilliant play, and – in the very sense of the word – a revolutionary one.”
Witold Mrozek, Gazeta Wyborcza
Oliver Frljić, a renowned Croatian director and playwright, is a representative of European critical theatre, who courageously discusses complex socio-political phenomena and who is known to the Polish audiences for his plays presented during the Dialog Festival and Kontakt. The attendees of Dialog Festival may remember his Damned Be the Traitor of His Homeland, presented in Wrocław in 2011.
The play is intended for adult audiences only. It contains scenes alluding to sexual behaviours and violence, as well as religious topics, which despite their satire character may be considered by some as controversial. All scenes presented in the play are a reflection of the artist’s vision only. The play also uses loud music and stroboscopic light (pulsing with high frequencies). All attendees who are sensitive to this type of lighting are asked to take particular care.
The curse at the Dialog – Wrocław Festival. Conditions of the show:
- The show is financed using funds from sources other than the state budget.
- The show will take place only if the theatre is sold out until 5 October.
- Should that not happen until 5 October, the show will be cancelled and all purchased tickets will be refunded.
Reservations of tickets for The curse are unavailable, the only way to purchase a ticket is directly with instant payment. Please make sure to arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes before the play. Late arrivals will not be allowed inside.