Szopka

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  • based on texts by: Jan Krupski, Jędrzej Cierniak and Julian Lewański
  • script and direction: Dagmara Sowa, Paweł Chomczyk
  • puppets design: Wiesław Jurkowski
  • puppets makers: Zbigniew Romanyk, Małgorzata Roman, Helena Popławska,Teresa Czerniawska
  • puppet stage maker: Marek Szyszko

cast:

  • Dagmara Sowa
  • Paweł Chomczyk

Puppet creche based on architecture of the city of Krakow, twenty one rod puppets operated by two puppeteers, stories of: Holly Mary and Angel, Sheppards following the Bethlehem star, King Herod, People bowing down at a crib and the Devil causing problems, all told in old Polish poem (with English introductions) with traditional singing.

The performance of Szopka – Polish Nativity Play has evolved on the crossroads on which two ways met: the way of us - people devoted to contemporary puppetry and acting, and the way of Polish traditions of puppetry – rod puppets. This performance brought another point of view on what we do – the breath of tradition and awareness of our roots.