Polish plays

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.

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 mother’s house

Jakubowski, Jarosław

Jakubowski’s debut play. The first, long scene is an encounter of a simple woman, tired and conscious that she had lost in her life with a ruthless journalist. He wants to exploit and make profit out of her sorrows. She had several stillbirths before she gave birth to her beloved son, Staszek. Her husband, Zygmunt was an alcoholic and he died soon after Staszek was born. Jakubowski shows the moral ambiguity of the woman who drives her son to suicide by her passionate, dangerous love.

The New Colony

Wróblewski, Grzegorz

The main focus is on the physical and mental process of existence. Larsen has no control over the scientific process since it has been monitored by two specialists: Mr Spolik and Zvidd. They are the masters of illusions which Larsen experiences. Grzegorz Wróblewski has created an unusual vision of science fiction, both terrifying and surprising. Larsen, Mother and two scientists experience an advanced disintegration of mental and physical structures. The material world seems to be a heavy burden that the New Man has to get accustomed with.

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.