Polish plays

The old man from te mountains of jura

Milewska, Monika

The Old Man From The Mountains of Jura is a sad, melancholic tale about the misconducts and disappointments that may result from being involved in the world of great politics. The author presents a great skill in creating his characters. The hilarious dialogues, especially, make this story so entertaining. The action is set between 1788 and 1790. There are ten main characters and several episodes.

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 true story of Johnny the stupid

Figura, Radosław

This contemporary drama tells the story of how we adjust to various roles that life brings us. The action takes place in the basement where a group of some homeless people have found shelter. There’s Kaśka, Adidas, Picuś and the Professor. Their community is based on solidarity: together they obtain food etc.. but Kaśka’s role is to satisfy men’s sexual needs. One day two newcomers show up in the basement: Lilka and Jaś, both from good families, with a comfort of social security and safe future.

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 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.

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.

Off you go!

Jurek, Paweł

A three-act comedy

This witty and twisted comedy explores the genre of a soap opera, mixes various kinds of “Dynasty”-like plots, and quotes TV series. It gives us insight into the lives of film producers.