Four plays of Gardzienice Theatre at the framework of Jaffa Fest – Theatre Festival by Gesher Theatre will be held on June 25-27 : Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris, Elektra and The Wedding The Centre for Theatre Practices Gardzienice, founded in 1977 by Włodzimierz Staniewski, is known worldwide thanks to its groundbreaking performances and theatrical practices. Their work focuses on the investigation of indigenous and ancient musical traditions, and powerful physical and vocal techniques, while bringing together both the rural and the urban cultural environment. Their performances are often accompanied by an undertone of the mysterious, the enigmatic and the cultic, bringing together live music, movement, and speech. The company will present four performances as two double bills. The first evening will be dedicated to two tragedies by Euripides - "Iphigenia in Aulis" and "Iphigenia in Tauris" and will allow the audience to experience two perspectives on the story of Iphigenia's sacrifice in one evening. The second double bill will open with a third tragedy by Euripides - "Electra", which presents another part to the tale of the House of Atreus, when Iphigenia's brother Orestes comes to avenge the murder of his father Agamemnon. The second performance of the evening will uncover echoes of antiquity within the company's own culture in the play "The Wedding" by the great Polish poet, playwright, and painter Stanisław Wyspiański. Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris: June 25 at 20:00 Gesher Theatre / 9 Jerusalem Avenue, Jaffa 1 hour and 30 min, with intermission Elektra and The Wedding: June 27 at 20:30 Theatre Club / 10 Jerusalem Avenue, Jaffa 2 hours, with intermission The performances will be accompanied by Hebrew surtitles IPHIGENIA at AULIS Direction, text adaptation, dramaturgy of music: Włodzimierz Staniewski Music: Zygmunt Konieczny Adaptation of ancient Greek songs: Maciej Rychły Translation: Jerzy Łanowski Language: Polish, English, Ancient Greek Costumes: Monika Onoszko Movement sequence of Pyrricha: Julia Bui-Ngoc Lighting: Paweł Kieszko Subtitles: Beata Szymańska Cast: Mariusz Gołaj, Joanna Holcgreber, Marcin Mrowca, Magdalena Pamuła, Anna Dąbrowska, Dorota Kołodziej, Jan Żórawski, Tetiana Oreshko, Maciej Gorczyński, Kacper Lech, Anna Nguyen, Aleksandra Zawłocka, Martyna Konewka Musicians and choir: Gabriela Żmigrodzka, Rafał Granat, Szymon Kałużny, Filip Pysz, Kamil Gosek, Adam Lipiński IPHIGENIA in TAURIS Author of the performance: Włodzimierz Staniewski – based on "Iphigenia in Tauris" by Euripides Translation: Jerzy Łanowski Assistant: Joanna Holcgreber Costumes: Monika Onoszko Animations: Krzysztof Dziwny, Marta Pajek Decorations: Ewa Woźniak Lighting: Paweł Kieszko Subtitles: Beata Szymańska Cast: Mariusz Gołaj, Joanna Holcgreber, Marcin Mrowca, Dorota Kołodziej, Anna Dąbrowska, Jan Żórawski, Tetiana Oreshko, Magdalena Pamuła, Kacper Lech, Aleksandra Zawłocka, Tomasz Lipka, Anna Nguyen ELEKTRA Based on a play by Euripides Direction, text adaptation, dramaturgy of music and movment: Włodzimierz Staniewski Translation: Jerzy Łanowski Animations: Daniel Tumanowicz, Rafał Tumanowicz Lighting: Paweł Kieszko Subtitles: Beata Szymańska Cast: Mariusz Gołaj, Joanna Holcgreber, Marcin Mrowca, Anna Dąbrowska, Dorota Kołodziej, Kacper Lech, Paweł Kieszko, Magdalena Pamuła, Maciej Gorczyński, Tetiana Oreshko, Aleksandra Zawłocka, Anna Nguyen Musicians: Rafał Granat, Gabriela Żmigrodzka, Szymon Kałużny, Adam Lipiński, Kamil Gosek THE WEDDING Based on “The Wedding” by Stanisław Wyspiański Stage Adaptation: Włodzimierz Staniewski Music: Zygmunt Konieczny Composer of the music piece “Polonaise”: Jan Lech Director’s assistant: Joanna Holcgreber Masks: Ryszard Hodura Animations & subtitles: Krzysztof Dziwny Lights: Paweł Kieszko Current Cast: Mariusz Gołaj (Host, Ghost, Spectre), Marcin Mrowca (Jew, Grandad), Joanna Holcgreber (Vernyhora, Klimina, Stańczyk), Anna Dąbrowska (Hetman, Radczyni), Dorota Kołodziej (Strawman, Grandad), Maciej Gorczyński (Poet), Tetiana Oreszko (Maryna, Black Knight), Magdalena Pamuła (Rachela, Marysia), Kacper Lech (Groom, Jasiek), Jan Żórawski (Priest, Journalist), Aleksandra Zawłocka (Haneczka), Martyna Konewka (Zosia), Anna Nguyen (Bride), Beata Szymańska (Kasia), Maciej Czerniak (Kasper) and Jarosław Tomica (The Author, Headman) Musicians: Szymon Kałużny, Gabriela Żmigrodzka, Filip Pysz, Rafał Granat, Kamil Gosek, Adam Lipiński, Jakub Stefaniak