Performance: “MADAGASCAR” – a metaphysical horror show inspired by the fate of the outstanding Poles with a Jewish background, directed by Gosia Dębska | The Jewish Theater in Warsaw and Papahema Theater

Script: Magdalena Drab, directed by: Gosia Dębska, stage designed by: Ľudmila Bubánová, music: Ignacy Zalewski, stage movement: Agnieszka Konopka, multimedia: Maria Porzyc, Tomasz Jóźwin, light director: Maciej Iwańczyk, produced by: Teatr Papahema

Cast: Paulina Moś (guest appearance), Helena Radzikowska (guest appearance), Paweł Rutkowski (guest appearance), Piotr Sierecki, Gołda Tencer, Mateusz Trzmiel (guest appearance), Marek Węglarski

photo Marek Zimakiewicz

A metaphysical horror show inspired by the fate of the outstanding Poles with a Jewish background. The show was made in cooperation with Papahema Theater. Madagascar in this show directed by Gosia Dębska is an imagined afterworld for those with whom we don’t know what to do. It is a space of exile for souls of unknown origin, convoluted past, or suspicious features. This is where we meet Stanislaw Lem, Helena Rubinstein, Julian Tuwim, Helena Deutsch, Samuel Goldwyn, Ludwik Zamenhof. They are watched over by a Jewish foremother. The castaways struggle for survival in an absurd, sometimes grotesque way, trying to escape the island.

  • During this year’s 28th edition of the National Competition for the Staging of Polish Contemporary Play, the play “Madagascar” was awarded for the text written by Magdalena Drab.

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

Tickets: 50/40 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

Duration: 90 min

Supporting event organized by the Jewish Theater in Warsaw


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