translation by Klaudyna Rozhin
set design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
music: Piotr Domiński, Paweł Mykietyn, +
lighting design: Felice Ross
projection: Marcin Wiktorowski
cast: Magdalena Cielecka, Katarzyna Herman, Mariusz Benoit, Rafał Maćkowiak / Sebastian Pawlak, Waldemar Obłoza / Janusz Chabior
Everyone, whether they like it or not, must face pain and despair, which are usually avoided in everyday life, and of which we try to forget. Such scenes take place behind closed doors of apartments and hospital wards. The actors of Teatr Rozmaitości impudently open these doors to say „Validate me/ Witness me/ See me/ Love me".
4.48 Psychosis is a test to contemporary theatre. Can we see a person, not an actor on the stage? Can we notice a genuine pain behind lines of text, which make up literature? Is theatre simply an instrument of peeping at others, or does it give us more than the convenience and safety of a peeping Tom? The performance directed by Jarzyna leaves these questions open to us. These are probably the most important ones.
Roman Pawłowski, Gazeta Wyborcza
co-produced by TR Warszawa and Teatr Polski in Poznań
premiered: 8 February 2002 - Teatr Polski in Poznań
22 February 2002 - TR Warszawa
approximate running time: 1 hour (no intermission)