Apocalypsis Cum Figuris

Wroc aw: Institute of Actor's Research Laboratory Theatre, Circa 1973. Vintage program for an English showing of the notorious 1969 Polish play.

Noted experimental playwright Jerzy Grotowski's final theatrical work, a heavily allegorical, poetic pastiche, primarily made up of quotations from the Bible, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T.S. Eliot, and Simone Weil. The play made its public premiere at the Institute of Actor's Research Laboratory Theatre (commonly known as the Laboratory Theatre) on February 11, 1969. The play's heretic sensibilities earned the animosity of the Polish right wing, culminating in Cardinal Stefan Wyszy ski calling the play "real filth" during a 1976 sermon. The production toured for years, traveling to Paris, New York, London, Sydney, Venice, Philadelphia, and Milan, eventually closing in 1979.

8 x 11.25 inches. Ten pages, in side-stapled wrappers. Very Good plus, with light foxing and toning on the wrappers.


[Book #160274]