Pieces of a Woman

Pieces
of a Wo
man

by Kata Wéber / Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Foto: Natalia KabanowFoto: Natalia KabanowFoto: Natalia KabanowFoto: Natalia KabanowFoto: Natalia KabanowFoto: Natalia Kabanow

Music
Asher Goldschmidt

 

Lighting director
Paulina Góral

 

Assistant director
Karolina Gębska

 

Stage manager
Katarzyna Gawryś-Rodriguez

 

Cameraman
Łukasz Jara

 

Boom operator
Łukasz Winkowski

 

Simultaneous, written translation
Dr Patrycja Paszt

 

Text translation
Jolanta Jarmołowicz

 

Set designer assistant, production manager
Karolina Pająk

 

Costume designer assistant
Małgorzata Nowakowska

 

With

Dobromir Dymecki
Monika Frajczyk
Magdalena Kuta
Sebastian Pawlak
Marta Ścisłowicz
Justyna Wasilewska
Agnieszka Żulewska

 

 A young couple opts for a home birth for their first child, and you have never experienced a birth in a theatre in such vivid, authentic detail. The nerves, fear, pain relief and then – the moment where everything changes. At a family gathering, the characters’ differing life plans crash into each other and reveal, as if under the microscope, the conflict faced in modern Polish society between religious and nationalistic political beliefs and non-conformist ways of life, between neo-liberal ambitions and crushing financial need.

In “Pieces of a Woman” Kata Wéber and Kornél Mundruczó have created a masterpiece, a family drama driven by the strength and resolve of its female characters and the outstanding group of actors in the TR Warsaw ensemble. The piece paints a striking picture of modern women in Poland, who are fighting for the right to make decisions about their own lives, scrutinising a tragedy in their past and rebuilding relationships with their families from scratch. The award-winning theatre production also inspired the film of the same name, starring Vanessa Kirby, who won the 2020 Golden Lion for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. 

 

A production by, and starring, the TR Warsaw ensemble. Performed in Polish with German and English surtitles.

 

Duration 2:10h, without intermission

14th & 15th NOVEMBER 2021, THALIA THEATER