The production refers to the historical figure of the Kaspar Hauser, knowned as “an orphan of Europe”. Brought up without contact with other people, locked in a small room, he doesn’t know who he is, doesn’t know people and can’t do anything. Presented in the aesthetics of a simple folk tale transferred into the past, Kaspar’s story shows how the social perception of the stranger changes and how his unexpected appearance influences the decisions and actions of the community.
Directed by: Paweł Szkotak
Script: Paweł Szkotak and Teatr Biuro Podróży Ensemble
Stage set design: Paweł Szkotak, cooperation: Joanna Sapkowska, Natalia Kołodziej
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach – performed by Maciej Bator
Performers: Bartosz Borowski, Bianca Diaconu, Łukasz Kowalski, Nemanja Miric, Maja Osińska, Paweł Stachowczyk, Marta Strzałko, Karolina Wensierska, Tomasz Wrzalik
Premiere: Rawicz 2021
Duration: 55 minutes
Founded by Pawel Szkotak in 1988, the group has developed its own working practice and a recognizable style. Its productions have been shown in over 50 countries on six continents. The company specializes in open air shows. It has also initiated a number of artistic and social projects. It has cooperated with Palestinian refugees in Beyrouth and presented the show Carmen Funebre on the West Bank, in the Iraqi Kurdistan and in the Diyarbakır Region (Turkish Kurdistan).