The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre
pl. Świętego Ducha 1
Friday, July 10, 2020, 6:00 PM
Slavic Game of Thrones
9th century. Chieftain Krak becomes king of a new state and founds a stronghold named Kraków in his honour. The wise ruler is supported by his son and daughter, Lech and Wanda. Meadows gradually turn to pasture and forests to fields. But when axes reach a sacred grove, ancient Slavic nature deities have had enough and Kraków is invaded by a huge dragon. The terrified people offer sacrifices, while the king and his retinue search for ways of defeating the monster.
Fascinated by worlds spun by J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and George R.R. Martin, we often forget about our own mythology: proto-Slavic gods, deities, heroes and beasts.
(Justyna Skalska, “Karnet” magazine)