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Maja Kleczewska - The Rage

(2017, 180’ including an intermission of 15’/20’) Italian premiere
by Elfriede Jelinek
director Maja Kleczewska
dramaturgy Lukasz Chotkowski
texts by Maja Kleczewska, Lukasz Chotkowski
with Karolina Adamczyk, Aleksandra Bozek, Anna Dzieduszycka, Arkadiusz Pyc, Magdalena Kolesnik, Kaya Kolodziejczyk, Mamadou Goo Bâ, Michal Czachor, Michal Jarmicki, Mateusz Lasowski, Julian
Swiezewski, Robert Wasiewicz, Wiktor Loga Skarczewski
set design Zbigniew Libera
costume design Konrad Parol
lighting design Piotr Pieczynski in collaboration with Zbigniewa Libery and Ewy Luczak
music Cezary Duchnowski
video found footage - Ewa Luczak
production Teatr Powszechny


The Rage originates from the eponymous play by Elfriede Jelinke, the 2004 Nobel laureate, who began to write it after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Rage, the theme of the work, in the piece directed by Kleczewska – who stages the clash between victims and assassins, overwhelmed by blind rage in a television studio – becomes a high-intensity performance in which the genres are blurred in a theatre that is both experimental and political, and does not shy away from dealing with current events.  

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