Polish plays

Porno generation

Jurek, Paweł

An extremely brave tragic comedy about losing moral standards and values. Highly praised at the Polish Competition of Comedies in Tarnów - TALIA 2001. The play is a kind of mockery on the world of TV commercials, soap operas and empty slogans of total freedom behind which another product is advertised. This is the world of consumerism, free in a sense that it is deprived of any standards of behaviour. Agnes is a commercial journalist, very successive in the world of the media; she is also well known as the organizer of porn parties.

Felicia the little thief

The main character, a girl called Felicia, is fascinated by the Barbie doll. The story deals with relations between adults and children, suggesting that children should be treated as partners by adults, deserving respect and as much time and attention as they need.

A monodrama

Szulc, Stefan

Male writers often succeed in creating interesting female portraits. We all remember Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina or Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. If you want to know what kind of female has been created by Stefan Szulc, we strongly recommend his play, “A Monodrama”. You will find some decent fun while watching the Female character – rebellious and wrathful, and at the same time lost and uncertain. Her final decision to leave the Male is not certain. Having locked her partner in the basement, the Female makes the space for her private performance.

The madness

Jurek, Paweł

In a series of symbolic scenes the author presents a world deprived of human values, full of mechanical activities like copulation, selling, buying and killing. A sexual pervert wandering across a park after sunset, finding no other release but to bite the soil like an angry animal; he interferes with mindless girls, fans of supermarkets bargains taking a dummy for a real person, decent citizens whose moral codes appear to be equal with those of criminals.

Luminosity

Łukosz, Jerzy

A three- act play

A psychological drama. A theatre director creates a passion to worship the theatre. The play talks about the borders that one must establish while manipulating others, about the need for having gurus and high ideas in the modern world. In “Luminosity” we can find a recollection of Jerzy Grotowski’s theatre concept.

The stupiddish one

Figura, Radosław

In his play Figura mocks some religious bigots and shows how they function in capitalism. By changing moods and leading us to unexpected turns of the action, the author voices an important question about the role of the church in the contemporary world.

Croesus

Milewska, Monika

King Croesus acts against the divine oracle. This is the reason of his downfall. None of the historical sources describe the final moments of Croesus. The only reason why Milewska’s main character moves among strict structures of a Greek tragedy is to make sense of his death and some events happening before it.

The bowling

Łukosz, Jerzy

This witty tale by Jerzy Łukosz can be understood on many levels. One of them deals with the process of transformation Poland has been going through. We observe mental twists and turns of a Polish family under the oppression of capitalism. An individual bound by the newly born system is getting less compassionate and more self-centred. Another important field of the author’s interests is a dynamic nature of human relations.