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M. FERTACZ
Rosemary


Opening night
05.04.2019

The Chamber Stage
1h 40min

Regular Tickets:
35 zł

Reduced FareTickets:
30 zł


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PRODUCERS

Magda Fertacz text
Wojciech Faruga director, set design and lighting design
Konrad Parol costumes
Joanna Halszka Sokołowska music
 

Barbara Dudek stage manager, prompter
Waldemar Janiszek, Bartłomiej Sowa, Szymon Suchoń light and screening design
Marek Skutnik sound
Małgorzata Długowska-Błach executive producer
Maciej Rokita technical director


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CAST

Aleksandra Przybył Rose

Piotr Bułka Guy/Hutch

Bogumiła Murzyńska Minnie/Rose’s mother

Antoni Gryzik Roman/Dr. Sapirstein

Alicja Hudeczek Samantha




THE POSTER/PROGRAMME

ROSEMARY

What if the Devil does not exist?

What if evil comes only from human?

Who will be responsible for Rose’s tragedy then?

Today, 50 years after the premiere of Polański’s film, will the heroine regain her own voice and defy the evil she experiences?

Wojciech Faruga’s spectacle enters into a bold dialogue with the legendary film by Roman Polański. The text by Magda Fertacz text deprives us of a convenient excuse of the abstract nature of evil that releases us from any responsibility. From this perspective, the story known from “Rosemary’s Baby” takes on a new, even more terrifying, that is human, dimension.

 

The text was written specifically for Teatr Śląski. The creators put the main emphasis on the heroine - Neither in the film nor in the book is there an elaborate story of Rosemary’s defence. She was inscribed in the paradigm of a hysterical woman subordinate to man. We give her strength. The starting point for us is the scene of marital rape. We ask what was happening in Rosemary’s head when she was being raped by her husband. We also wonder what Satan looks like today. Polański’s Satan has horns and glowing eyes. We find him in people. He is in us. And what we choose depends on us – Magda Fertacz, the author of the text, explained before the premiere.

 

Performance for mature audiences.



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MEDIA ON THE PLAY

Wojciech Faruga’s spectacle is a separate work; of course, to some extent, it refers to the themes of Polański’s film and indirectly to Levin’s novel from 1967. The author of the text, Magda Fertacz, places the figure of evil, but not of the abstract one, but rooted in the reality of everyday life, in the centre of her protagonists’ life experiences. In the approach of Faruga, the film Rosemary, enslaved and possessed by fanatics who decide about her life and physicality, was inscribed in conflicts, tensions of the bourgeois community, the dominance of her husband, offering - in addition to excessive social expectations - physical pain, humiliation and manipulation reinforced by the presence of his neighbours supporting him in humiliating his wife.

Wojciech Lipowski, “Śląsk”

 

The mysterious death of teenage Samantha, the persistence of the demonic couple of neighbours Roman and Minnie (the great Bogumiła Murzyńska and Antoni Gryzik) are a source of fear. The creators successfully build an atmosphere of terror and entrapment on the stage. The evil we sense, hidden somewhere close behind the facade of bourgeois happiness and prosperity, is named in the brutal scene of Guy (Piotr Bułka) raping his wife. ”Rosemary” is a moving story about victims of sexual violence (...) definitely worth listening to.

Michał Centkowski, “Newsweek”

 

The most important character, however, is Rosemary, built on a sharp contrast to the film predecessor - with a sweet face and humble passivity of Mia Farrow. Rosemary from the Katowice spectacle is a brave woman and already (!) aware of the injustice. She will not be deceived by Guy’s (played by Piotr Bułka) pseudo-romantic gesture and she will not give in to the suggestions of her mother - a supporter of silence. Aleksandra Przybył builds the role of Rosemary precisely, maintaining a balance between her decisions and doubts and the game of imagination. She is expressive, and at the same time so fragile internally that her final rebellion, surprising in terms of staging, sounds plausible. I recommend.

Henryka Wach-Malicka “Dziennik Zachodni”