Fables. 1779

Ignacy Krasicki

Fables. 1779

As kids we often ask questions. We ask questions because we search for the truth. As grown ups we enjoy conversations, discussions, even arguments. Consequently we create culture. Because culture is, among others, dialog. We come to the conclusion that we are not always right and that others can voice their opinions too. If we are capable to think this way we are tolerant. The truth, dialog, tolerance – are all notions linked to Ignacy Krasicki, one of the wisest men of the 18th century. They considered human dignity as having supreme value. They dreamed of people cooperating, appreciating one another and living in peace. The work of Krasicki is presented in the interiors of his times. The production concentrates on his way of thinking and his opinions of the nature of man – skeptical, devoid of bathos, full of belief in moderation and reason. The characters are Adam Pióro, introducing the Enlightment philosophy, Wincenty Kałamarz, a representative of the old fashioned nobility and Mime, silent commentator. They argue and reconcile while talking about the human race.

Script and direction – Jacek Bursztynowicz
Set design – Waldemar Kiełczewski

Adam Pióro – Dariusz Sikorski/ Tomasz Gęsikowski/ Jacek Pacocha
Wincenty Kałamarz – Grzegorz Gierak/Stanisław Banasiuk/Jacek Pacocha
Mime – Grzegorz Grzywacz/Dariusz Sikorski

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