Polish plays

The practice of relativity

Intrator, Bożena
Are we able to travel in time and space without vehicles? Are there several parallel worlds? Do we exist in many realities at the same time? Or are we limited to one and one only? Can our souls travel to another century, which is just another parallel reality and then can we penetrate into a person from the other reality? Can we become somebody else for a moment or even for longer than this?

Gothic

Lewandowski, Robert

The main characters: Gucio (an alcoholic, thief and dangerous murderer, very low IQ), a Blond Man (appeals to Gucio's soul), Deskorolek (a junkie, Gucio's mate; they work together); a Woman (she gives the police Gucio's address) 
The supportive characters: Gucio's mummy (a prostitute), Gucio's Girlfriend, Her Lover, also: some of the Men and Women that Gucio killed; a millitary commando and the police (they catch Gucio and interview him); gangsters; 

The quarrel at the ball

Lachnit, Ewa

Their encounter after twenty years reveals different life choices and attitudes. A confrontation seems inevitable. The characters are around their forties; they used to attend the same class at secondary school. Their former classmates have experienced marriages, divorces and love affairs. Many of them have children. Some perhaps drink too much. Bogdan and Baśka achieved financial success, frustrated Michał is always fighting with his German wife, Marta lives in Italy as a successful opera singer etc. 

Glasshouses

Polak, Doda

Glasshouses is an intimate drama of a married couple who fell into a state of torpor. Their life is to change under the influence of a stranger‘s visit, who encourages the frustrated couple to speak out their complaints and sorrows which eventually brings their relationship to an end. Cyryl, a representative of political and intellectual opposition hides during the martial law in a ranger’s house in a forest. The hosts, Adam (a ranger) and Jaga (a village teacher of music) put him up very willingly.

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.

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.

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.