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The Secret Life of the Friedmans

19:30 - 11.10.2018 - Main Auditorium - more

The Secret Life of the Friedmans

19:30 - 11.10.2018 - more

Marcin Wierzchowski’s play is inspired by Andrew Jarecki’s documentary “Capturing the Friedmans”.

The film tells the story of the Friedman family whose life is turned upside down when the father, Arnold, and youngest son Jesse are arrested and accused of child molesting.
The case of the Friedmans – despite its American character – steps beyond a narrow cultural framework and is interwoven with the spirit of ancient Greek tragedy.

The sum of the elements making the story – breaking of taboos, an individual’s fault, the court, splits within the family, community uniting against the offenders, the sacrifice made by the culprit for his son – determine its theatrical and cross-cultural character. Theatre is a medium that has the power to extract from this story what must have been suppressed in the film. The fact that the show will take place 7,000 km from the place of the actual events only strengthens the universality of the message.

Grand Prix of the 10th Divine Comedy Festival 2017

Audience Award at the 4th Festival of New Theatre – 56th Rzeszów Theatre Meetings 2017

DIRECTOR: Marcin Wierzchowski, SET DESIGN: Barbara Ferlak COSTUMES: Ewa Mroczkowska, MUSIC: Urszula Chrzanowska, DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT / STAGE MANAGER: Martyna Rezner, CAST: Piotr Pilitowski, Małgorzata Kochan, Patryk Palusiński (guest star), Jakub Klimaszewski (guest star), Piotr Franasowicz, Jan Nosal, Jagoda Pietruszkówna, Maja Pankiewicz, Kajetan Wolniewicz, Ryszard Starost
PREMIERE: 19 November 2016


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The Secret Life of the Friedmans

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