János Hay

I promise to love you and be faithful to you

Reżyseria: Iwona Kempa

Polish pre-premiere: March 28, 2009

Translated by: Jolanta Jarmołowicz
Direction and musical arrangement: Iwona Kempa
Set: Iwona Kempa, Aleksandra Semenowicz
Costumes: Anna Sekuła

Polish pre-premiere realization of the text by János Háy, Hungarian playwright whose dramas Toruń and Polish audience got to know during the festival CONTACT in 2003. His play “Geza-kid” won the second prize of the jury at the festival. For the second time, also owing to CONTACT, Háy’s text “Uncle Stefek’s son” was performed on Toruń stage in 2007.
In “I promise to love you and be faithful to you ” Háy looks at the marriage, or actually the marriages of forty-year-olds and attempts to diagnose them. He analyzes the changes occurring between the partners after a few, a dozen years of relationship. He shows how the modern world affects the relationships of seemingly the closest people: partners’diverging paths and expectations, searching for different experiences, shattered dreams, unfulfillment, boredom, emotional emptiness, callousness, burnout, midlife crisis, misunderstanding and loneliness in a relationship; maintaining a “complete” (because of the children) but unhappy family, without love and mutual support. This is a picture of forty-year-olds according to Háy.
Our performance may become a kind of theatrical psychotherapy for couples.

Starring: Maria Kierzkowska Karina Krzywicka, Aleksandra Lis, Anna Magalska-Milczarczyk, Marek Milczarczyk, Ewa Pietras, Teresa Stępień-Nowicka, Wanda Ślęzak (guest), Jolanta Teska, Agnieszka Wawrzkiewicz, Jarosław Felczykowski, Paweł Kowalski, Sławomir Maciejewski (guest), Niko Niakas, Paweł Tchórzelski.

THE PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN GRANTED: NCU award for 2008/2009 season for the actors and director.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (without a break)