Kapuściński and Lem and a children’s fairy tale. May in TGG

“Elegy to Power” // Photo: Krzysztof Winciorek

May 2, 2022

On the May set of the Gdynia Główna Theater, the Fairy Tale station awaits again the youngest, and adult audiences – performances that touch on important themes of ruthless authoritarian power. The play, inspired by Ryszard Kapuściński’s Epitaph for Power and Mask, based on Stanisław Lem’s prose, returns to the Gdynia Theatre.

How will you end your encounter with a machine that detects feelings and human consciousness? What mechanisms does authoritarian power use that will not undo anything? We will find answers to these questions by choosing in May To the Gdynia Główna Theatre. In addition to themes for adults, there will also be stories for the little ones. And as it happens in fairy tales, there will be a prince and a princess and a land where no one will go.

fairy tale station

Grzegorz Kujawiński’s photo

“A fairy tale about a fairy tale. Happy ending” Directed by Ewa Ignaczak It is a story that tells the turbulent fate of a prince bebo and princesses Bobby. In the performance, we follow their journey through the land no one has gone to and a visit to the library run by the White Rat, where the protagonists of the film will attempt to read the book of their lives.

Will reading this book really give them the guidance and wisdom they need to continue their research? Because getting to your loved one, whom you only saw in a dream, seems an almost impossible task …

The challenges they will have to face bebo And Bobby They will show viewers the maturity of these characters and emphasize the need to make responsible decisions. Their story will also tell about the perseverance needed to achieve goals.

That is why the show will ask questions of completely adults and, appreciating intuition, will answer them honestly and without childish simplification.



  • Gdynia Główna Theater in Plac Konstytucji 1 (Gdynia Główna railway station, platform -1).

Ticket costs 35 PLN.

More information can be found at the Facebook event.

“An epitaph of power”

Actors in a play
Krzysztof Winswerek’s photo

On many requests Viewers, and due to the message that is still very current, the performance of “Elegy to Power” will once again appear on the stage of Gdynia Główna.

The emperor began his day by listening to the reports. Night is a dangerous season for intrigue, and Haile Selassie knew that what was happening at night was more important than what was happening in the day, he watched everyone during the day, and at night it was impossible. For this reason, he attached great importance to wounded denunciations. Here I would like to make one thing clear: the gentleman was not accustomed to reading. For him, there was no written or printed word, and everything had to be communicated to him verbally(Extract from the book “Emperor” R. Kapuściński).

This is the book “The Emperor” by Ryszard Kapuchinsky This writer’s international career began and gave reportage a literary dimension.

thought “empire” Become a performance inspiration An Elegy for Power, directed by Ewa IgnaczakWhich takes viewers to the court of the unknown master tyrant, in the midst of complex and cruel plots. Here, the mansion game requires special skills like meanness, duplicity, and villainy.

“An epitaph of power” It also universally reveals all the mechanisms of autocratic power – the ruler’s avoidance of responsibility for his decisions, omnipresent surveillance, nepotism, corruption, and the promotion of “passive, mediocre, but faithful” people. Interference in all spheres of subjects’ lives, brutal suppression of protests, and even the constant creation of highly complex legal acts lead to a new order.



  • Gdynia Główna Theater in Plac Konstytucji 1 (Gdynia Główna railway station, platform -1).

Tickets are included in the price: 35/40 PLN.

More information can be found at the Facebook event.

“Mask” by Stanislaw Lim

Bogna Kogyumbas’s photo

This wonderful discovery will gather almost all the scientists and journalists from every civilized corner of the universe! The attraction of the future conference will be the presentation of a reconstructed robot, in which artificial intelligence can appear for the first time in history.

An encounter with a machine will spark her first attempts to discover her consciousness, the sudden emergence of human emotions, and the struggle against a program that turns him into a deadly tool for revenge.

What will affect her future fate? Program or newly acquired feelings?

Scene “Mask” by Ewa Ignaczak You will introduce viewers to the world of the darkest stories Stanislav Lim. Here the robot will warn of the tyranny of power and try to discover the true essence of humanity. What would the final score be for its designers?



  • Gdynia Główna Theater in Plac Konstytucji 1 (Gdynia Główna railway station, platform -1).

Tickets included 35/40 PLN.

More information can be found at the Facebook event.

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