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Triumph of the Will

  • When

    29.09.2022 , 18:00

  • Where

    Narodowy Stary Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej
    ul. Jagiellońska 5 31-010 Kraków

  • Language

    surtitled in english

  • Style / Genre

    drama theatre

  • Duration

    3 hours, 30 min

  • Intermission


On an island in the middle of the ocean, passengers who have survived an airplane disaster try to combat this glum situation and to while away the time by telling each other stories of people without whom the world would come to a halt. Though this does not come easily, particularly given the grumblers within the group (Anna Radwan, Radosław Krzyżowski, Marcin Czarnik, Krystian Durman), they soon begin taking on the roles of heroes who did things for the first time: Kathrine Switzer (Dorota Segda) – the first woman who ran a marathon; soccer players from a team who scored their first goal after some years; a miner who dared to hitchhike to India; and gays and lesbians supporting the miners’ strike in Great Britain. The plot, closely overseen by Shakespeare (Krzysztof Zawadzki), is full of surprising twists and turns, and imperceptibly transforms into a fascinating duel between dreams and realities, faith and doubt, and one whose outcome is far from certain. The Triumph of the Will is a play with a positive message, bursting with positive energy and faith in mankind, which can be marvelous – and sometimes is. It can “move mountains,” if only it chooses to.


Hanna Nowak Stage manager, prompter, assistant director
Paweł Demirski Dramaturgy
Martyna Solecka Set design
Arek Ślesiński Costumes
Stefan Wesołowski Music
Jarosław Staniek Stage movement