H. Modjewska Theatre, LegnicaDziady
The test of „Forefathers” is a challenge for every theatre director. Lech Raczak, renowned for being co-founder and director of Teatr Ósmego Dnia/ Theatre of the Eighth Day, staged this drama at the Helena Modrzejewska Theatre in Legnica. Contrary to the individualistic theories, he made its protagonist a group of Polish ex-freedom fighters. He wanted to confront this group with the unconscious benefactors of their endeavours – young Poles. It resulted in a complex picture of continuity and, at the same time, a generation gap. ‘Forefathers’ have been dusted in such a way that all we start being concerned with them, as they carry the painful truth about ourselves.