© Natalia Kabanow
Wed 16 Sep Sun 20 Sep

Pieces of a Woman

16 Sep
20 Sep

A young couple wishes to have their baby at home. No birth in the theatre has ever been so intimate, detailed and authentic: the nervousness, the fear, the pain, the relief – and then, in the end, a turning point.
In the second part of the play we witness a family gathering with a mother growing older and two daughters with very different husbands.

As the meeting continues, the child becomes the catalyst for discussions about conflicts in Polish society between religious/nationalist political views and a non-conformist way of life, between neoliberal ambitions and severe financial hardship.

Following their great artistic success in 2019 with Evolution, Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber return to the Ruhrtriennale with an absorbing family drama that they developed for TR Warszawa in collaboration with seven remarkable actors. This production was recently selected as the best Polish production of the season 2019 with the Grand Prix of the Festival Boska Komedia.

Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
An der Jahrhunderthalle 1
44793 Bochum

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Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Further Information

Introduction 45 minutes prior to show.

Artist talk 17th of September after the performance.

Produced by TR Warszawa.

Language information: Polish with German and English surtitles.


Director Kornél Mundruczó
Text, Adaptation Kata Wéber
Assistant playwright Soma Boronkay
Stage Design, Costume Monika Pormale
Music Asher Goldschmidt
Light Design Paulina Góral
With Dobromir Dymecki Monika Frajczy Magdalena Kuta Sebastian Pawlak Marta Ścisłowicz Justyna Wasilewska Agnieszka Żulewska


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