• Marszałkowska 8

When the snow melts

dir.Katarzyna Minkowska Buy a ticket
  • Director

    Katarzyna Minkowska

  • Premiere

    9 February 2024

  • Duration

    2 h 

  • Tickets

    Regular ticket: 105 PLN
    Concessionary ticket: 80 PLN

    Normal group ticket (over 10 people): 90 PLN
    Concessionary group ticket (over 10 people): 70 PLN

     

Trigger warnings

There is a theme of suicide death in the play, including the suicide of a teenager, which is verbally described but not shown on stage. There is also the substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse, as well as cigarettes), vulgar language is used, and psychological violence is manifested in relationships. A snake and a mouse appear in the video footage.

The play is recommended for adults.

Attention

Please arrive on time. After the start of the performance, late arrivals will not be allowed into the audience.

About performance

Katarzyna Minkowska and her regular collaborator and scriptwriter Tomasz Walesiak created an original script for the play – a portrait of a family in multigenerational crisis.

Tragedy brings members of a family to the family home. For some, it’s a difficult return after a long absence, whilst others have lingered there for decades. How should they talk about an incident that cannot be acknowledged or accepted? How can you make an uplifting connection with someone who, in theory, is close to you but who you know so little about? As the characters struggle with the suicide of a teenage girl they invoke more and more narratives about her. They revisit the past and mutually meddle with the webs of their own memories. They create successive layers of dreams and illusions of the unbearable reality. The fuel of their hopes and nightmares, as well as an escape from their emotions, are fear, fairytales, videogames, and religion. The mixed-up inner worlds create a vortex of images in a family gathering observed by the audience. 

Creators

director, screenplay, set design: Katarzyna Minkowska

screenplay, dramaturgy: Tomasz Walesiak

scenography: Łukasz Mleczak

costumes: Jola Łobacz

video: Agata Rucińska

composer: Wojciech Frycz

choreography: Krystyna Lama Szydłowska

light direction: Paulina Góral

camera operator: Janusz Szymański

assistant director: Wojciech Sobolewski

stage manager: Piotr Piotrowicz

production manager: Aleksandra Szklarczyk

composer’s assistant: Maciej Synowiec

 

The show uses an image painted by Sebastian Pawlak, which is an author’s study of a photograph taken by Zofia Rydet. TR Warszawa would like to thank the Zofia Rydet Foundation for providing the photo.

 

Psychological support – Mateusz Czarnecki (Psychotherapy Centre Mateusz Czarnecki & Co).

 

The puppet of the snake was made by the ARTISTIC WORKSHOP OF THE ZELVEROWICZ ACADEMY IN WARSAW, BIAŁYMSTOK FILIA.

Galeria

photo: Wojciech Sobolewski

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