For the stage adaptation to go ahead, the theatre had to receive permission from Middle-earth Enterprises, a division of the Saul Zaentz Company, which owns exclusive rights to the film, merchandising and theatre rights of “The Hobbit” and other works of the author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The City Theatre will get a new roof, new façade and a new entrance as part of an extensive renovation project.
Built for the Polish branch of the International Theatre Institute and the Association of Bronice Manor House, the installation seeks to challenge boundaries between performers and audiences.
Moynihan, Artistic Director of the Smashing Times Film and Theatre group and one of the writers of ‘The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII’ tells TFN: “Masculinised memories of history are often the norm as the role of powerful women in history is hidden or denied. In all the stories selected for the performance, the women, each in their own way, stand up to the oppression they are experiencing.
Among others, the play features the extraordinary life of Polish resistance fighter Maria Eugenia Jasińska who after being tortured for a year by the Gestapo was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to ‘name names’.
A monodrama about a Polish WWII hero titled "The Auschwitz Volunteer: Captain Witold Pilecki" won the Best Documentary Show award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City on Sunday.
The Zar Theatre will be performing at the legendary Bouffes du Nord theatre in Paris.
On the anniversary of his birth 80 years ago today, TFN looks back at the extraordinary career of the internationally acclaimed playwright who passed away last year.
Acts at this year’s Edinburgh Festival include those by old-timers such as Biuro Podróży from Poznań which, in 1995, won the Fringe First and Critics’ Award
One of the greatest innovators of the modern theatre, Grotowski emerged from behind the Iron Curtain into the glare of international fame. He was born 85 years ago today.