based on the novel by Władysław Reymont
script and direction: Jakub Roszkowski
set design: Maciej Chojnacki
music: Stefan Wesołowski
stage movement: Wioleta Fiuk, Patryk Gacki
Rex | Edyta Janusz-Ehrlich
Master | Andrzej Żak
Mute | Krystian Wieczyński
Wolf Kulas | Jacek Majok
Gundog | Magdalena Żulińska
Stallion | Piotr Srebrowski
Cow | Agnieszka Grzegorzewska
Pig | Wojciech Stachura
prapremiere: 24 March 2018
for audience aged 13+
Reymont's last book, Bunt (Revolt), published in 1924, describes a revolt by animals which take over their farm in order to introduce "equality". The revolt quickly degenerates into abuse and bloody terror.
The story was a metaphor for the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and was banned from 1945 to 1989 in communist Poland, along with George Orwell's similar novella, Animal Farm (published in Britain in 1945). It is unknown whether Orwell knew of Reymont's Revolt of over two decades earlier. Reymont's novel was reprinted in Poland in 2004.
Programme of the performance designed by Anita Wasik.