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THE RUSSIAN CONTRACT

1h 20min (no intermissions) | Scena Przodownik

A true story of a British engineer, to whom Tsar Peter the Great offers the supervision over a giant construction project. The contract is a chance to acquire a fortune but for the price of breaking with the life he has led until now; it will also mean moving away from his fiancée for several years. Perry leaves for Russia, yet he does not realise that the perception of reality there is completely different from that in Britain.

Based on "The Epifan Locks" by Andrei Platonov, Russia's greatest 20th-century writer (alongside Bulgakov), the play is an attempt to capture the mentality of the East, which has been terrifying and fascinating Europe for centuries.

PREMIERE December 5, 2014
 


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Creators

director
Krzysztof Rekowski
translation
Seweryn Pollak
scenography, costumes
Jan Kozikowski
music
Marcin Mirowski
screening, video
Emilia Sadowska
production manager
Natalia Mołodowiec

Cast

Oskar Hamerski (featuring) Bertrand Perry
Agnieszka Roszkowska / Kinga Suchan (featuring) Mary Carborund
Marcin Sztabiński Pyotr II Alekseyevich the Emperor of Russia
Krzysztof Ogłoza (featuring) Karl Bergen
Krzysztof Brzazgoń (featuring) Peter Forch
Magdalena Smalara Ksenya Tarasovna Radionova
Tomasz Budyta Epifan Voivod

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