The Legends of the Świętokrzyskie Region
The production entitled The Legends of the Świętokrzyskie Region bears reference to the heritage of itinerant theatre and to the best European traditions of puppetry, with the use of hand puppets that less and less frequently appear on the Polish stages. The Świętokrzyskie region abounds in fairy tales, legends and tales passed down from generation to generation. They are full of magic, witchcraft, robbers, devils and witches. A visually attractive stage form combined with an interesting, humorous story is an excellent pretext for the youngest generation to explore magnificent cultural traditions of this part of Poland.
Script: Elżbieta Chowaniec, Marek Zákostelecký
Dramaturgy and text: Elżbieta Chowaniec
Direction: Marek Zákostelecký
Set design, costumes and dolls: Marek Zákostelecký
Music: Wojciech Lipiński
Stage movement: Ewa Lubacz
Performers: Rafał Iwański, Ewa Lubacz, Michał Olszewski, Beata Orłowska
Premiere: Kielce, 2021
Duration: 40 minutes
The Stefan Karski Puppet and Actor Theatre “Kubuś” in Kielce, in operation since 1955, is the only professional puppet theatre in the Świętokrzyskie Region of Poland. Its works are based on adaptations of the greatest works of both Polish and world literature, as well as on the dramaturgy created in contemporary times. During its 66-year history, “Kubuś” has won many prestigious awards for actors, creators and the company, including the Gold Medal for Merit to Culture “Gloria Artis”, awarded to the company in 2021.