On Monday, September 9 at 18.30 we invite you to the first meeting after the summer break with the Theatre at the Table. We will present contemporary art by Stephan Lack created based on the controversial script by the Dutch director Theo van Gogh entitled ‘Interview’. The text of the drama, translated by Marek Szalsza, will be read by Krzysztof Gordon and Justyna Bartoszewicz. The role of the director is played by Krzysztof Gordon. The artistic supervision and lecture preceding the reading of the piece will be from Prof. Małgorzata Jarmułowicz of he Department of Drama and Theatre at the University of Gdańsk.
About the piece
The main character of ‘Interview’, the editor of the political section, Pierre Peters is furious. The government is planning to resign, but in the meantime the editor-in-chief orders him to interview the film star Katja Schuurman. Pierre doesn’t prepare for the interview and the attractive blonde, a favourite of the tabloid press, feels neglected. With this, a failed interview turns into a psychological duel in which the scales of victory tilt from one side to the other.
Their conversation is a wealth of emotional states, constituting a game of truth and falsehood, sincerity and appearance, full of pitfalls, tricky questions, provocations, lies and compassion.
The play was based on the film script of the Dutch director Theo van Gogh, who was murdered in autumn 2004 by a Muslim fundamentalist.
‘Interview’ had its world premiere in 2007 in Vienna's Stadttheater Walfischgasse and has been staged several dozen times.
About Stephan Lack
Stephan Lack is a playwright and translator from Dutch as well as the author of theatre plays. He was born in 1981 in Vienna, where he studied theatre studies. In 2004 he completed writing workshops organized by the Viennese Burgtheater. He has won many literary awards, including for the play ‘Verschüttet’, which as a debut took first place in the Competition for Lower Austria for Young Playwrights and was staged in the spring of 2006 at the Landestheater Niederösterreich. Lack was a scholarship holder of Literar Mechana, the Austrian Bundesministerium for playwrights and the City of Vienna. In 2008 at the Munich theatre festival, his crime drama ‘Appearances do not confuse’ (‘Auf den zweiten Blick’) was staged, and in the same year the premiere of his play ‘Lichtscheu’ took place in Burgtheater. In 2012, the implementation of his ‘Verfassung der Strände’ opened the Heidelberger Stückemarkt festival. In turn, the play ‘Arrows in Sarajevo’, written together with Milan Dor, was commissioned by the Vienna Theater in der Josefstadt.
In recent years, S. Lack has also gained fame as an author of plays for children and teenagers, such as ‘Island of Pelicans’, ‘Lucky Boy’, ‘Playing the Bottle’ and ‘My Sister (H)elena’.
Place: Dworek Sierakowski
Date:09.09 , 18:30 - 19:30
Hour: 18:30 - 19:30
Tickets: Entrance is free of charge
Address: Józefa Czyżewskiego 12, 81-706 Sopot
Phone: 58 551 07 56
Organizer: Society Friends of Sopot