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2013-08-02

A feast of theatre art at the 10th edition of Singer’s Warsaw

The 24th day of August 2013 marks the beginning of the 10th edition of Singer’s Warsaw Jewish Cultural Festival (24.08 – 01.09. 2013). Today starts the availability of free tickets for most of the festival’s events. You may purchase and collect the tickets at the box office of the Jewish Theater or do it online (www.eventim.pl).

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This year’s programme of Singer’s Warsaw Jewish Cultural Festival abounds in theatrical gigs. The festival will host many world-famous stars of theatre stage from Romania, Argentina, Israel and other countries. The Jewish Theatre from Bucharest will perform ‘Yentl’ based on I.B. Singer’s prose, the Argentinian artist Candelaria Saenz Valiente will stage ‘Golem’ directed by Anna Smolar. Additionally, a play based on Szymon An-Ski’s ‘The Dybbuk Between Two Worlds’, by Szmuel Shohat from the Habima National Theatre in Israel will be staged.

The festival will also host Polish artists and minor theatrical gigs. As in previous editions, the NN Theatre from Lublin will perform. This time, it will show Witold Dąbrowski’s one-man show ‘Zapomniane opowieści cadyków i rabinów’. Karolina Kirsz has staged the adapted Amos Oz’s  novel ‘Touch the Water, Touch the Wind’. Paweł Paszta has directed ‘Stories Not Only for Children’ based on I.B. Singer

You will also have an opportunity to see Zvi Kolitz’s ‘Josel Rakower's Conversation with God’ as directed by Sławomir Holland with Michał Górecki starring;  the music and poetry show ‘The Solar Myth’, based on the life of and works by Zuzanna Ginczanka; an outdoor performance ‘Proces’ (The Trial) by Teatr Formy from Wrocław;  the one-man show ‘We, the Polish Jews’ , based on Julian Tuwim and directed by Włodzimierz Press; the musical ‘Warszawo ma’ performed by Danuta Stankiewicz and accompanied by a Klezmer band. Additionally, the programme includes ‘Monogram M’ by Teatr Hybrydy Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, ‘Żyd Wieczny Tułacz’ (The Wandering Jew), a performance by Videoteatr “Poza”based on Aleksander Wat’s short story and ‘Hava Nagila’ by the Obustronni Ludzie i Przyjaciele cabaret group.

The Jewish Theatre in Warsaw, which supports the Festival, will stage ‘Między dniem a nocą. Dybuk’ (Between Day and Night. The Dybbuk) by Szymon Szurmiej, the Director of the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw.

For details go to the Festival’s official website.

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