* pigs

Down on the farm  all is not what it  seems. This simple tale of little piglets groomed by their elders to be obedient citizens immediately strikes a political chord with obvious Orwellian overtones of cynical  authoritarianism as the pigs are raised to worship man, the  great creator  of their happy if confined universe. Their  carefree existence comes to an  abrupt end when they discover  that they are  being prepared for slaughter by their corrupted elders. In an often humorous but grotesque cartoon style, Teatr Biuro Podrozy's giant stilt walkers tower over the small and  vulnerable in  this  tragi-comic tale  of rebels with  a noble cause whose  dreams of freedom are inevitably crushed.

text from the performance:

In the beginning there was man.
Man separated light from darkness and showed it was good.
Then man separated water from the earth.
He gave permission  to drink the water and to live on the earth and he showed it was good.Afterwards man built a city with houses which offered protection from the rain and sun and he acknowledged it was clever.Then man created a pig and he made it live in the city that he had built and he was contented,And man ordered the pig to multiply so that its offspring would inhabit the city and he liked it.
Finally man looked at what he had created and smiled. He decided to rest and he smoked his pipe.

 

 

 

director: Paweł Szkotak

cast: Marta Strzałko, Barbara Prądzynska, Agata Elsner, Jarosław Siejkowski, Tomasz Wrzalik, Bartosz Borowski, Łukasz Kowalski, Krystian Wieczyński, Mateusz Felsmann, Jakub Papuga

sound/light: Łukasz Jata