Wersja polska

The Współczesny Theatre
The Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Łódź

April 16th, 2013 – 4.00 p.m. | The Współczesny Theatre

by Albert Camus

There is terrifying beauty in Caligula that is able to lift the truth about man. “Caligula” by Camus shows how a man aspires to be God and how he is not able be God. Human action results from resentment – from that he was denied immortality. “Caligulism” is in all of us. The figure of the Roman Emperor is a pretext to present the condition of “European man,” a post-revolutionary citizen of the world. [...] Anyone can become an emperor: “We have plenty of emperors. What we miss are characters.” In my opinion, Caligula, as depicted by Camus, is a great provocateur. He is a tragic figure who is aware of man’s power over another human being, including killing him.

Anna Augustynowicz

translation – Joanna Gorecka-Kalita
director – Anna Augustynowicz
set design – Marek Braun
music – Jacek Wierzchowski
costumes design – Wanda Kowalska
stage movement – Arkadiusz Buszko
director of lights – Krzysztof Sendke
coproduction of the Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Łódź and The Współczesny Theatre in Szczecin

premiere – December 8th, 2012 (Łódź), January 18th, 2013 (Szczecin)

performed by: Wojciech Brzeziński (guest appearance), Arkadiusz Buszko, Iwona Dróżdż-Rybińska, Marcin Łuczak, Paweł Paczesny, Adam Kuzycz-Berezowski, Marcin Korcz, Maciej Litkowski, Wojciech Sandach, Krzysztof Wach, Marcin Włodarski

Performance presented within the frames of the project “Bridges of Theatre – Bridges of Culture. On the mutual influence of Polish and German theatre.”

photo – Krzysztof Bieliński