Przegląd Piosenki Aktorskiej #40PPA

The Gala Concert: The End

In memory of Roman Kołakowski

Eighteen songs from the Stage Songs Canon, well-known from books, records on discs (and tapes!), from the cinema, from television, from theater. Each of the songs a separate artistic world, which for years has become a part of the festival land of memories and imagination.


venue: Teatr Polski
date: 30 March, 16:00, 20:00, March 31, 16:00, 20:00
duration: approx. 3 hours with one intermission
tickets: 100, 150, 190 PLN

screenplay and direction: Wojciech Kościelniak, musical direction: Mariusz Obijalski and Adam Skrzypek, arrangements: Mariusz Obijalski, set design, visuals: Damian Styrna, Eliasz Styrna, costumes: Bożena Ślaga, choreography: Ewelina Adamska-Porczyk, light design: Tadeusz Trylski, vocal preparation: Magdalena Śniadecka, assistant director: Marta Parzychowska

cast: Ewelina Adamska-Porczyk, Justyna Antoniak, Maja Gadzińska, Beata Fudalej, Barbara Melzer, Natalia Sikora, Justyna Szafran, Olga Szomańska, Justyna Woźniak, Jacek Braciak, Arkadiusz Brykalski, Artur Caturian, Radoslaw Krzyżowski, Mariusz Lubomski, Bartosz Porczyk, Modest Ruciński, Tomasz Steciuk, Tomasz Wysocki

dancers: Maria Bijak, Barbara Olech, Piotr Małecki, Krzysztof Tyszko

the band directed by Adam Skrzypek

producer: Renata Majewska

But will it be only “the best of”, a reminiscence of unforgettable concerts, maybe a revision of artistic phenomena that once delighted us – no more and no less than the gala of galas? Finis coronat opus, “The End” is a crowning touch to all the work? We know it, we have listened, so can we go home satisfied?

Not exactly, not here… Wojciech Kościelniak offers us another interpretative key. He talks about the inspiration taken from the books of the Israeli historian and thinker, Yuval Noah Harari. His “Sapiens”, the history of our species from the cave age to genetic engineering, tells us how humans want to match their image of gods, without knowing where they are heading. The world bestseller, which had also inspired Ridley Scott, became the basis for reflections on the end. The end of the world as we know it – so maybe also the end of our civilization, the species…

But the end may turn out to be a breaking point, the beginning of a new path. Also in the context of the festival jubilee. Let us stay with this hope, understanding famous songs as new stories about ourselves – about people.

Welcome to “The End” – the clou of the program, the accumulation of talents, emotions highlighted with a triple line and with color.

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