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Plays

Papis, Jacek

“The Friends of Mr Kant” is a sort of philosophical trip. Jacek Papis tries to reveal the last years of the life of Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest European thinkers, who developed cognitive study and set modern standards for it, stating that in a cognitive process there matters not only a subject and an object, but also forms. In the final scenes we witness the silent genius. He is in bed with a group of faithful friends around him. Papis succeeds in presenting how anonyms of pure reason described by Kant influenced his own life choices.

Jurek, Paweł

A psychological drama

Ślepowrońska, Dagna

A psychological drama 

Apart from Aniela, all the characters of the play remain seated in the auditorium until their time comes to go on the stage and perform their parts. 

Pałyga, Artur

A play about anti-Semitism that remains hidden in Polish society, but is nevertheless still alive. The thing takes place in a declining school in a smaller Polish town. The school is falling apart, it has debts, it is in danger of being closed down. One day the headmaster of the school receives an e-mail from the titular Jew, David Wassersztajn. The man asks for the return of an essay he wrote when he was a student of this school. The headmaster sees in this event a chance to get a big donation that will save the school.

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. 

Pałyga, Artur

A theater triptych exploring the problem of Polish anti-Semitism and general xenophobia from three very subjective perspectives: a victim, a witness, an executioner. Each part can actually make a separate whole, and each follows a different literary convention (from a social discourse to a poetical drama). The first one is a contemporary story of a young woman, a public person pursued by gossip about her being Jewish. The second is made up of statements from eyewitness reports concerning the post-war pogroms (Kielce).

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.

Klibengajtis, Tomasz

A radio play

Filipiak, Izabela

My Life as a Rabbit by Izabela Morska has a female cast and offers a farcical picture of a lesbian couple's "domestic bliss" whose only intruder is a TV set. The action is limited to their domestic sphere only, so any confrontation between the private/personal and the public/political is avoided, though still represented in a symbolic way. The characters, Z. and H., announce at the very beginning that they will make love only in their imagination because they are too exhausted for any physical contact.

Burzyńska, Anna

A three-act comedy