Made in Poland Festival Launches with The Files Oct. 22

News   Made in Poland Festival Launches with The Files Oct. 22 Poland's Theater of the Eighth Day officially kicks off 59E59 Theaters' Made in Poland Festival Oct. 22 with The Files.

Ewa Wojciak and Marcin Keszycki have penned the work "inspired by the theatre's discovery of a Secret Police report on one of their early plays," according to press notes. "The author's intellectually over-ambitious analysis of the play's subversive tendencies was so grotesquely uncomprehending that it was hilarious… The Files draws back the Iron Curtain to give audiences a striking look at living and working through an oppressive government regime."

The avante garde theatre troupe includes Adam Borowski, Tadeusz Janiszewski as well as playwrights Keszycki and Wojciak; the latter also directs the piece. The Files runs through Nov. 24.

Also on the festival bill is the play Made in Poland, by Przemyslaw Wojcieszek, running Oct. 29-Nov. 30 under the direction of Jackson Gay. The Play Company presents the work about "a rebellious young man furiously searching for how to live in the new, post-communist Poland. Along the way he turns to his priest and his teacher for guidance, gets entangled with gangsters, and meets a girl."

Immigrants Theater Company of New York will present Sandbox/First Time, running Nov. 10-30. "These two one-act comedies by Michal Walczak examine the ferocious, tragicomic, rough-and-tumble between the sexes."

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