The Square

venue: Teatr Muzyczny Capitol, Scena Ciśnień, ul. Piłsudskiego 67
date: 12 October 2020, 18:00 and 21:00
duration: 1 h 30 min 
tickets: 1 PLN
for viewers 13+

direction, dramaturgy: Ewa Kaim and Radosław Maciąg, musical director: Dawid Sulej Rudnicki, set design: Mirek Kaczmarek
cast: Stanisław Linowski, Łukasz Szczepanowski

musicians:  Grzegorz Bąk – bass guitar, Michał Balicki – percussion, Magdalena Ksiądzyna – violin, Krystyna Wasik – violin, Małgorzata Szczepanowska – viola, Zuzanna Siepietowska – cello

producers: Joanna Zabuska, Wojciech Miłek

Two young actors from Kraków’s Stary Theatre – Stanisław Linowski and Łukasz Szczepanowski – in an indefinite but closed space.

Two boys, stuck with each other. What happens to people in a place with no way out? A relation bereft of concreteness, with an incomprehensible war in the background, a confrontation of the problems of young people from safe and full Europe with those whose everyday life is much more severe.

The narrative of the performance are songs from the repertoire of Grubson, King, Nosowska, Fisz, Waglewski and other contemporary Polish artists.

The discomfort of sharing a tight space, compounded by the pressure of everywhere threat is not without influence on the mental condition of the characters. Their language is changing – conversations are carried out in semantics, using gestures and glances. Words that lost their original function only return in songs that scroll between friends like clichés from a past life. Music becomes a way of expressing emotions and feelings, protects the mind against ultimate breakdown, joins fragments of a broken picture of the world. Let’s forget that safe shelter has involuntarily become a cell, and a man who until recently was an ally is gradually turning into a competitor for extinction resources.

Can music save us from ourselves?

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