A monumental open-air spectacle. 11 years after its premiere, at the time when the corona pandemic has hit the world, it has become an even more severe diagnosis of contemporary mechanisms, irrational choices, fear, dishonesty and disinformation. What once seemed to be fiction may turn out to be reality…
They will repeat the atrocity and the beauty.
They will be good for each other and they will bite one another. They will create their god of whiteness and build for themselves a white hell. They will go on crusades. They will cause pain, repeat old gestures of tenderness, reach the bottom of debauchery
Paweł Głowacki, „Dziennik Polski”, Kraków
(…) Saramago’s universe put together with that of the politically concerned group KTO Theatre, created the form of this masterpiece. The monumental staging of this story succeeds admirably, and deals brilliantly with the epic proportions of Saramago’s story (…) A superb interpretation of this fantastic novel.
Joelson Gusson, Totaltheatrereview.com, Edynburg
(…) A powerful and beautifully acted visual drama about a society’s instinctive response to a Crisis that kills no-one, but changes everything, and reveals many disturbing truths.
Joyce McMillan, „The Scotsman”, Edynburg
The KTO Theatre was established in 1977. Since then the group has performed in over 250 cities in over 40 countries on 5 continents. Since the beginning the KTO Theatre has operated under the leadership of Jerzy Zoń.
Script, direction, selection of music: Jerzy Zoń
Stage set: Joanna Jaśko-Sroka
Costumes: Zofia de Ines, Joanna Jaśko-Sroka
Choreography: Eryk Makohon
Performers: Karolina Bondaronek, Paulina Lasyk, Justyna Orzechowska, Natalia Pitry, Grażyna Srebrny-Rosa, Marta Zoń, Zofia Zoń, Sławomir Bendykowski, Jacek Joniec, Mateusz Kmiecik, Aleksander Kopański, Paweł Monsiel, Michał Orzyłowski, Szymon Pater