FOR VIEWERS 13+ (VULGARITY)
NOTE: STROBOSCOPE AND SMOKE
DURATION 60 MIN
ADAPTED I DIRECTED BYAGA BŁASZCZAK
In 1993, the United States was shocked by the news of the mysterious, tragic death of 20-year-old Chris McCandless. The body of the starved young man was found in a sleeping bag in a wreck of a converted bus on the Stampede Trail in the middle of Alaska. His diary, signed with the nickname Alexander Supertramp, included his reflections and account of a dramatic journey into the nature and himself.
Two years earlier, Chris had graduated with honours from Emory University. After graduating, he broke away with his well-to-do family, donated 24,000 dollars of his savings to charityand set out for an over two-year-long hiking trip across North America. In April 1992, he began his solo trip into the wild of Alaska’s Stampede Trail. Without appropriate preparation, knowledge and enough food, Chris managed to survive for 112 days. He died of starvation and exhaustion, poisoned by a toxic plant.
What made Chris want to escape civilization so much? How weak are we when confronted with Nature? Why do some of us follow a hidden desire to return to primaeval instincts? Together with the characters, we set out on a bus journey to an urban jungle in search of answers.
The script of the play is based on Jon Krakauer’s book “Into the Wild”, in which the author describes the true story of Chris McCandless.
The production was prepared by young artists from Wrocław, students and graduates of the Higher School of Dramatic Art, Academy of Fine Arts and Music Academy in Wrocław.