Logo spektaklu "Wypiór". Przestawia szkic twarzy Adama Mickiewicza z wampirzymi zębami.
Logo: Dawid Ryski

The 2023/24 theatrical season will open with the premiere of the musical “SIX” on September 9 and 10, while our second premiere in the upcoming year will be an adaptation of the novel “Wypiór” written by Grzegorz Uzdański. The adaptation is written and directed by Jacek Jabrzyk, and the music is written by Mariusz Obijalski (the composer of “Captain Żbik and the Yellow Carbonator”). It will premiere on February 3, 2024 on the Bistro Syrena stage.

The writer and poet Grzegorz Uzdański is also known as the author of the Facebook profile „Nowe wiersze sławnych poetów” (“New poems of famous poets”), where – just like a literary ventriloquist – he imitates the writing style of famous authors. He used this skill also while writing “Wypiór” (the equivalent of the English words: wraith, geist, revenant), since this novel about Adam Mickiewicz – a vampire living at Plac Zbawiciela – was written largely in Polish alexandrine metrical line characteristic for the Polish bard. Wait, wait… What’s this book about?

Warsaw. A quiet apartment next to Plac Zbawiciela, overlooking the remains of the burned rainbow. What will change in the lives of a couple when they discover they are not living alone? Their uncle-patriot used to cover for rent and bills with cheap imitations of Beksiński’s paintings, leaving them with stuffed eagles and falcons, but also… a dead body in the closet. Or rather – a wraith. And not just any, but Adam Mickiewicz himself! How will this new menage-a-trois impact the relationship between Marta and Łukasz? How will Warsaw change, whose streets are roamed by a vampire in search for blood? What will we learn about Mickiewicz, who is no longer playing the role of a national bard, but is instead visiting suspicious places at Nowogrodzka street, slipping under the cover of night through Nowy Świat, and hiding somewhere in the capitol’s parks?

The cast will consist of Przemysław Glapiński, Natalia Kujawa, Marek Grabiniok, Jacek Pluta and Agnieszka Rose. The musical director is Tomasz Filipczak, the choreographer – Szymon Dobosik, the set design and costumes are the work of Anna Kaczmarska, and the light direction – Artur Wytrykus.

“Wypiór” will premiere on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Next shows – February 4, and February 8–11. Tickets for the show can be purchased here.

The play’s logo was designed by the popular Polish illustrator and graphic designer, Dawid Rylski, who will be also responsible for designing the poster.

The copyright to the book is represented by Wydawnictwo Filtry.

About the director:

Jacek Jabrzyk

Jacek Jabrzyk (born 1976) – graduated from Polish studies at the University of Opole and directing at the PWST in Kraków. He also studied Theatre Studies at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. Before starting his own career as a director, he was an assistant and collaborator of Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Paweł Miśkiewicz, Wojtek Smarzowski, Jerzy Stuhr and Jan Peszek. He has created over 20 theatrical and opera performances, e.g. in the theatres: Łaźnia Nowa in Kraków, Dramatyczny in Wałbrzych, Jaracz in Olsztyn, Horzyca in Toruń, Bogusławski in Kalisz, Solski in Tarnów, Dramatyczny in Białystok, Municipal in Gliwice, Zagłębie in Sosnowiec, as well as at the Academy of Music and PWST in Wrocław. In 2013, his “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” received a special mention in the Competition for the Best Staging of William Shakespeare’s Dramatic Works, and “The Taming of the Shrew” at the same festival was recognized by journalists as the best Shakespeare production of the 2021/22 season. He was a lecturer at the Music Academy in Katowice. Since 2018, he is artistic director of the Zagłębie Theatre in Sosnowiec.

Upcoming premieres in the Syrena Theatre:

  • “SIX” – September 9 and 10, 2023
  •  “Wypiór” – February 3, 2024
  • “Heathers” – September 2024
  • “Beetlejuice” – September 2024