Ferdydurke
Teatr Prowizorium z Lublina

First Award in XXIV Opole Theatrical Confrontations

Ferdydurke combines brood slapstick and farce with profound underlying themes of power and knowledge. Based on Witold Gombrowicz's novel of the same name, it is an importantly provocative work of 20th-century Polish literature.


2/1/00 - 2/13/00


"Ferdydurke" combines brood slapstick and farce with profound underlying themes of power and knowledge. Based on Witold Gombrowicz's novel of the same name, it is an importantly provocative work of 20th-century Polish literature.

An absurdic variation on the Faust legend, "Ferdydurke" centers on the young writer who is transformed by a demonic professor into an adolescent and sent back to school to "learn to do it right." He is forced to re-experience his school days, his fatal attraction to a fashionable college girl, his best friend's crush on a peasant boy, and other episodes from the past he'd rather leave behind.

Author
W. Gombrowicz

Director
Janusz Oprynski, Witold Mazurkiewicz

Performers
Jacek Brzezinski, Witold Mazurkiewicz, Jaroslaw Tomica, Michal Zgiet

Production
Jerzy Rudzki - Stage designer, Borys Somerschaf - Composer, Janusz Oprynski, Jan Szamryk - Light, Sound

Tags: Polish, Theater, New Europe, 2000