The Threepenny Opera
The Threepenny Opera
Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill

translated by: Jacek S. Buras

scenography and costumes: Paweł Wodziński
music directory: Michał Dobrzyński
vocal directory: Agnieszka Sowa
dramaturgy: Paweł Sztarbowski
choreography: Zbigniew Szymczyk
light directory: Robert Łosicki
video projection: Wojciech Zamiara
director’s assisstant:  Anna Włodarska
Credits: Karolina Adamczyk, Michał Czachor, Mieczysław Franaszek, Paweł Gilewski, Mirosław Guzowski, Michał Jarmicki, Marian Jaskulski, Magdalena Łaska, Mateusz Łasowski, Alicja Mozga, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Roland Nowak, Jerzy Pożarowski, Małgorzata Trofimiuk, Jakub Ulewicz, Małgorzata Witkowska, Marcin Zawodziński
guest appearance: Piotr Żurawski

An orchestra conducted by:
Michał Dobrzyński
performing artists:
Magdalena Sikorska (flute)
Szymon Łukowski, Izabela Król (saxophones)
Krzysztof Marlewski, Mariusz Skotnicki (trumpets)
Adam Piórek (trombone)
Kacper Chabrowski (accordion)
Monika Zarębska (piano)
Paweł Tomaszewski (Hawaiian guitare)
Agnieszka Balewska (bassoon)
Magdalena Kozber (cello)
Radosław Manthey (double bass)
Grzegorz Sikorski (drums)

“Simply smash the window and pack whatever you want on a trolley” – the phrase of initiators of the recent riots in London. Anarchists? Bandits? Or perhaps people furious with the present system and its rules? According to Bertolt Brecht, capitalism is a system of crime. The masterpiece was written in 1928, during increasing social crisis and was a premonition of the coming great crisis. Perhaps that is why the play goes along with the present times so well, when influence of recent panic on the world stock causes discussion on the cruelty of capitalism, the fact that the whole global authority was put in the hands of undaunted, authoritarian capital. World of satiating West collapses in front of us.
Not a single word from the original script was removed from Paweł Łysak’s spectacle.  However, the context does not leave any illusions: all this is happening now. Famous question: “What is breaking into a bank compared to establishing a bank?” could be asked these days not only by the ones who pay off their mortgages in Swiss francs.