Performance: “DER SZTUREM. CWISZYN / THE TEMPEST. BETWEEN”, directed by DAMIAN JOSEF NEĆ | The Jewish Theater in Warsaw

Dramaturgy, directed by: Damian Josef Neć, visualisations, costumes, stage designed by: Marta Wieczorek, Maciej Czuchryta, music: Sławomir Kupczak, choreography: Szymon Dobosik, assistant director: Patrycja Wysokińska, assistant stage designer: Wiktoria Grzybowska, vocal training: Teresa Wrońska, producer: Patrycja Superczyńska, language consultant, adaptation of the Yiddish script and transliteration: Aleksandra Król, stage management: Beata Szaradowska

Cast: Prospero – Henryk Rajfer, Ariel/Ferdynand – Jerzy Walczak, Miranda – Wanda Siemaszko, Stefano – Barbara Szeliga, Trinkulo – Joanna Przybyłowska, Antonio – Marek Węglarski, Kaliban – Marcin Błaszak

For the first time, “The Tempest” in Yiddish premiered in Łódź in 1938 at Folks un Jugnt-Teater. It was hailed by both Jewish and Polish critics as a success for Jewish theater in Poland. “The Tempest in Yiddish returned to Polish stages after several decades. Before the premiere, there were questions about how this play would be received in today’s Poland. One thing must be said: it resonated very strongly. The story of the Holocaust becomes a story about the potential consequences of modern discrimination. The director shows a dark, threatening and dangerous vision of the future on stage. Based on this performance, we can see that Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a universal warning”, wrote Paulina Feliksik in her review.

  • “Der Szturem. Cwiszyn / The Tempest. Between” directed by Damian Josef Neć was nominated this year in the Polish Festival of the Art of Directing INTERPRETACJE 2022.
  • The show will be presented in Yiddish with Polish subtitles.
  • On September 3rd, this performance is closed as part of Generation After 6th Showcase

The Small Stage of the Jewish Theater, 35 Senatorska St.

Tickets: 100/90 PLN, purchases available at:,, in the Audience Office, phone no. +48 22 526 20 34; +48 22 850 64 50 or 51 and in the Jewish Theater box offices at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., phone no.: 22 850 56 56

The show will be presented in Yiddish with Polish and English subtitles

Duration: 70 minutes

Supporting event organized by the Jewish Theater in Warsaw


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