Ivona, Princess of Burgundy

by Witold Gombrowicz, translated by Aurelia Dochnal

Ivona, Princess of Burgundy: Play by Witold Gombrowicz and Translated by Aurelia Dochnal. April 27-29, 2022.

Ivona, Princess of Burgundy is a 1936 play by Witold Gombrowicz, one of Poland’s most iconoclastic and revered writers. Living an itinerant life across continents, his exile from Poland, both physical and literary, informs and generates his work, which spans from novellas to diaries to plays.

Ivona is a tale of form, otherness, and violence: it is the story of a prince who one day, on the prowl for pretty women with his pals, comes across a repugnant young girl, Ivona. His repulsion is so strong that he decides to marry her. Introduced to the court, Ivona becomes a “decomposing agent,” in the words of the playwright: she exposes to all the members of the court their own deepest vices and self-hatred.

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Performance Dates & Times

April 27, 2022 - 7:30pm

April 28, 2022 - 7:30pm

April 29, 2022 - 7:30pm


Crescent Underground

Venue Accessibility: 
Venue lobby is accessible via elevators located near both the Morse and Stiles dining halls. Upper seating is accessible via main venue entrance. Facilities and stage level seating are accessible via a ramp to the left of the main venue entrance.

Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date vaccination status.

Front of House staff will be checking tickets, IDs, and proof of vaccination.

Yale-approved masks  are required for all audience members.


King Ignatius
Queen Margaret
Prince Phillip
Esther Park
Lord Chamberlain
Natasha Gaither
Seyma Kaya
Ivona's Aunt
Jonas Kilga
Ivona's Aunt
Danya Blokh
Leart Ajvazaj
Sophie Kyle Collins

Production Team

Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Zawar Ahmed
Lighting Designer
Luca Scoppetta