Sunny Sunday

Rabih Mroué & Lina Majdalanie
' “An intense performance, full of narrative twists and turns, with elements of stand-up, storytelling and cartoons” - '

Since 2015 the right-wing populist party has firmly risen to power once again in Poland. How to understand the complex political and social situation in Poland? The Berlin-based, Lebanese-born theatre makers Rabih Mroué and Lina Majdalanie are giving it a go. Their ‘outside eye’ helps them see political shifts driven by societal changes that we also see in the rest of Europe. In an energetic way, Majdalanie and Mroué show us how populist powers are manipulating historical facts and pop culture to influence our thinking. Focusing on a story that happened in Poland in 2016, their increasingly absurd cartoon ultimately takes the audience by surprise by revealing the true events that occurred that sunny Sunday in 2016.

"Sunny Sunday is a very special work for me. Not only because I was directly involved in its creation and it partly shows reasons I decided to leave Poland and move to Utrecht. But first of all, this is performance about techniques of manipulation of culture and history in order to impose certain narration over people. A warning against those manipulations should be sound today as much in Poland or Lebanon, as in Netherlands." - Grzegorz Reske, artistiek directeur SPRING

Next to Lina and Rabih, Ely Daou is also of Lebanese descent. In the digital magazine, artistic director Grzegorz Reske writes about the background and the connection between these young makers. Read the article here:

Concept, direction, performance: Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué
Curators, dramaturgs: Marta Keil, Grzegorz Reske (ResKeil)
Curatorial consultation: Katarzyna Wielga
Drawings: Georges Khoury (Jad)
Voice Over: Walid Raad
Special thanks to: Denise Ackermann, Asa Horvitz, Agnieszka Jakimiak, Marta Jalowska, Łukasz Jaskuła, Joanna Krakowska, Jens-Dag Kemser, Andrzej Leder, Karolina Maciejaszek, Szymon Maliborski, Agnieszka Morawińska, Aleksandra Muzińska, Fredy Peccerelli, Krzysztof Pijarski, Marie Rault, Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz, Hazem Saghieh, Magda Staroszczyk, Ines Weizman and Forensic Architecture, Frauke Wetzel, Theresa Wünsch and all teams of coproducers
Coproduction of: HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Residenz – Schauspiel Leipzig Performing Arts Institut Warschau
Development process had been supported by: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.
Research in Warsaw supported by: City of Warsaw.
Photos by: Klaus Gigga



15/05/2022 16:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

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€17,- / €14,-*


Het Huis Utrecht, Koepelzaal


SPRING 2022 


Duration: 75 minutes

Language: English with Dutch surtitles



*online prices, €2,- addition at the Box Office

Prior to all three the performances there is a brief introduction by artistic director Grzegorz Reske.

Sun 15 May:After the performance you can have a chat with the festival philosopher in the foyer


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