„My year of rest and relaxation” - stage adaptation of a novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, one of the most original and bold voices of contemporary American literature, directed by Katarzyna Minkowska, a rising star of young Polish theatre.
A story of a young woman living in New York. She’s wealthy, beautiful, well-educated and… miserable. It’s year 2000, beginning of a new millenium, future looks bright and yet, nothing seems to help her - unknowingly stuck in a prolonged mourning, she’s unable to engage in any real relationship or to find any actual meaning in the silhouette of a life she’s living. Searching for a change, she decides to „log out” of the unsatisfying dailyness - using a mixture of psychotropic drugs, she plans to spend one year in a deeply unconscious state and wake up to a brand new her. Reborn, happy, alive. However, the deeper the state she dives in and the stronger the meds that allow the dive, the more she’s forced to confront her memories and repressed emotions.
Directress: Katarzyna Minkowska
Adaptation: Tomasz Walesiak, Katarzyna Minkowska
Dramaturgy: Tomasz Walesiak
Scenography: Łukasz Mleczak, Katarzyna Minkowska
Costumes: Jola Łobacz, Łukasz Mleczak
Choreography: Krystyna Lama Szydłowska
Music: Wojciech Frycz
Multimedia: Agata Rucińska
Operator: Janusz Szymański
Realization of the live camera: Janusz Szymański
Lightning: Paulina Góral, Monika Stolarska
Cast: Izabella Dudziak (featuring), Monika Frajczyk (featuring), Marcin Wojciechowski, Anna Kłos, Katarzyna Herman, Mariusz Drężek, Konrad Szymański, Agata Różycka, Martyna Kowalik, Małgorzata Niemirska, Lidia Pronobis, Małgorzata Rożniatowska, Marcin Stępniak, Marcin Sztabiński, Krystyna Lama Szydłowska (featuring)
Performances with English supertitles are available only on selected dates. Look out for the label in our repertoire. Seats from which English supertitles are visible: stalls, rows 7-15.