How War Changed Rondo. Forget-me-not

Author: wg Romany Romanyszyn i Andrija Łesiwa

Stage Main Stage 55 min. Premiere: 17.09.2022 From age of 7

How War Changed Rondo. Forget-me-not


Rose comes to the Town of Flowers and wants to be accepted by other plants. She meets Hollyhock and Blue-sow-thistle, who become her guides and tell her the town’s story. Rondo used to be an ideal place – flowers played concerts in the orangery and lived in perfect harmony with people –  until the war came and took the sun away. When darkness falls, the inhabitants, including the main characters: Danko, Fabian and Star, try to restore the city to what it was before the war. The attempt to recollect the town and their own experiences of particular places help them build a machine thanks to which they can regain Rondo.

The play is inspired by the book How War Changed Rondo, in which artists opposed the Russian aggression in Crimea. This work by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, artists from Ukraine, received many awards, for example, at the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award 2015 competition.

The play will be staged for the first time as part of the 12th Little Warsaw Autumn Festival of Contemporary Music for Children and the 65th Warsaw Autumn Festival of Contemporary music.

Partner: Society of Authors ZAiKS The event is co-financed by the Cultural Institutions Fund of the capital city of Warsaw and the Culture Promotion Fund of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

The project is carried out as part of the artist residencies programme for Belarusian and Ukrainian artists, organised by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute.

Anita Piotrowska – reżyseria
Bohdana Frolyak – muzyka
Mariusz Gołosz – tekst i dramaturgia
Franciszek Orłowski – scenografia
Yasia Khomenko – projekty kostiumów
Błażej Twarowski – ruch sceniczny
Prot Jarnuszkiewicz – reżyseria świateł
Jacek Poniński – asystent reżyserki

Anna Kierkosz, Robert Drobniuch – zespół kuratorski

Dagna Sadkowska / Anna Kwiatkowska – skrzypce
Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska / Agnieszka Podłucka / Mieszko Baszczak – altówka
Dominik Płociński / Robert Dacko – wiolonczela

Obsada: Anna Przygoda, Mariia Senko, Honorata Zajączkowska, Damian Kamiński, Jacek Poniński, Błażej Twarowski / Maciej Owczarzak

Inspicjent: Jacek Poniński