While writing The House of Bernarda Alba in 1936, Federico Garcia Lorca dealt with demons which he faced on a daily basis as a misfit rejected by conservative society. One can find in the drama distinct elements of reflection on entanglement in social roles, which often— especially in small, closed communities — obscure the sense of existence. In that respect, Lorca’s vision resembles that known from the late films of Buñuel, in particular from The Exterminating Angel. The figure of a closed house in the story of Alba sisters gains significance especially as regards the microcosm of family relationships and emotions hidden under the veil of correctness. Toxic relationships between the unmarried women, connected with one another, seem alarmingly relevant.
Magdalena Miklasz graduated from the State Drama School, the Department of Puppetry of Theatre Academy in Białystok (acting) and Second Degree State Music School in Cracow (majoring in violin). She is the laureate of “Pierwszy Kontakt” Debuts Festival where she received an award for her show Przemiana produced in Narodowy Teatr Stary in Cracow in 2011. In 2012 in Teatr Ateneum in Warsaw she produced the show The Force of Habit on the basis of Thomas Bernhard’s drama and - in cooperation with Malabar Hotel theatre from Białystok - the show Sprawa Dantona. Samowywiad by Stanisława Przybyszewska.
translation: ZOFIA SZLEYEN
direction: MAGDALENA MIKLASZ
dramaturgy: MARCIN BARTNIKOWSKI
music: ANNA STELA
scenography, costumes: DOMINIKA BŁASZCZYK
performed by: DOROTA ABBE, BOŻENA BOROWSKA-KROPIELNICKA, ANTONINA CHOROSZY, SŁAWA KWAŚNIEWSKA, MAŁGORZATA ŁODEJ-STACHOWIAK, EDYTA ŁUKASZEWSKA, ANNA MIERZWA, JUSTYNA PAWLICKA-HAMADE (guest), JULIA RYBAKOWSKA, MICHAŁ KOCUREK
permiere: 5.04.2013, Scena Nowa