Ivona, Princess of Burgundy
by Witold Gombrowicz, translated by Aurelia Dochnal
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.
Performance Dates & Times
April 27, 2022 - 7:30pm
April 28, 2022 - 7:30pm
April 29, 2022 - 7:30pm
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.