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."