“Carmen Funebre” on Kontrapunkt in Szczecin

Welcome to outdoor show “Carmen Funebre” on Kontrapunkt in Szczecin/Poland at 9 pm.

The inspiration for this play was the war in Bosnia, and other ethnic conflicts, as well as world-wide outbreaks of nationalism and intolerance. In preparation for „Carmen Funebre,” members of the theatre company met refugees from the former Yugoslavia, who bore witness to their fate. The refugees’ accounts of lost relatives and homes gave inspiration to the actors as they worked on various scenes and built metaphors which described universal themes of the condition of displaced people. In the production of „Carmen Funebre” Teatr Biuro Podróży uses means which can attract the attention of the experienced spectactor as well as the accidental passer-by. Stilts, fire, searchlights, spectacular sets, and chilling music threaten the audience while evoking both fear and compassion. Although there are few words in the performance, the images are clear and powerful.

Director: Paweł Szkotak
cast: Marta Strzałko, Monika Wachowicz, Jarosław Siejkowski, Tomasz Wrzalik, Bartosz Borowski, Łukasz Kowalski, Piotr Wojtyniak, GrzegorzArtman/Jurij Chebotarov/Maciej Zakrze