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The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Porucznik z Inishmore)

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Martin McDonagh, “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”
Translated by: Klaudyna Rozhin
Directed by: Ana Nowicka
Set and costumes: Monika Kufel
Music: Krzysztof Figurski
Premiere: May 6, 2012
Toruń audience got to know Ana Nowicka at the Debutants’ Festival “First Contact”, during which the director presented the play “Schitz” by Hanoch Levin. In Wilam Horzyca Theater “Lieutenant of Inishmore” is the third realization of Irish author’s play, after the “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and “The Lonesome West,” which was very popular among the audience for many seasons.

While Padraic, militant of Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), fights for freedom in Northern Ireland, torturing and placing bombs on the island of Inishmore, someone kills his beloved cat, Wee Thomas. Christy, Brendan and Joey – inept and feather-brained terrorists, Padraic’s companions from INLA, draw him to the island. According to the author’s words that “in every play there should be a few guns”, in the “Lieutenant …” the cat’s death begins the series of unbelievable events. Padraic returns to the island to find the killer. The corpse is everywhere, blood pours heavily. Someone has to pay for that. In the “Lieutenant of Inishmore”, McDonagh and Ana Nowicka with him, do not spare viewers big thrills and a large dose of humor.

The performance is intended for viewers over 16 years old.

Starring: Aleksandra Bednarz, Jarosław Felczykowski, Radosław Garncarek (guest), Łukasz Ignasiński, Tomasz Mycan, Paweł Tchórzelski, Arkadiusz Walesiak.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (without a break)

The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Porucznik z Inishmore)

From the review:

You need a special approach to deal with McDonagh. This author is as resonate as dangerous. It’s easy to exaggerate and turn an intelligent play into a primitive squabble of several vulgar characters. Ana Nowicka proved to have a good approach. First of all, in terms of casting. Owing to that, her McDonagh resounded as it should: crazy, hard and brutally honest (Karina Bonowicz, Teatr dla Was, 07.05.2012)

Translated by: Klaudyna Rozhin
Directed by: Ana Nowicka
Set and costumes: Monika Kufel
Music: Krzysztof Figurski

Ticket prices: normal – 30 PLN, reduced – 22 PLN, school – 20 PLN