translation by Krzysztof Warlikowski and Jacek Poniedziałek
direction: Krzysztof Warlikowski
set design: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
music: Paweł Mykietyn
lighting design: Felice Ross
cast: Stanisława Celińska (actress of Nowy Teatr in Warsaw), Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Renate Jett, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Redbad Klynstra, Jacek Poniedziałek (actor of Nowy Teatr in Warsaw), Thomas Schweiberer/ Tomasz Wygoda, Tomasz Tyndyk
All the actors are playing thoroughly. Warlikowski leads them to deep participation in the common experience, guides them through different states of mind with an intensity enabling to take the audience with them. Precisely, without exaggeration. Icily and sharply, like a blade cutting eyes.
This masterpiece performance will change Polish theatre again, as it presents areas we supposed to exist, but were afraid to explore. And if someone was courageous enough, he lacked talent. It is not a scandal or a blaspheme - it comes with the will of making a big impression and the Cleansed text arises from despair and hopeless run towards the Sun. It is a journey to the end of the night. There is dawn, a hope for love.
Piotr Gruszczyński, Tygodnik Powszechny
co-produced by TR Warszawa, Teatr Współczesny in Wrocław, Teatr Polski in Poznań and Theorem
premiered: 14 December 2001 in Wrocław, 11 January 2002 in Poznań, 18 January 2002 in Warszawa
approximate running time: 2h 40 (no intermission)