Jerzy Satanowski’s – playwright and director – premiere production alludes to the popular “Tuwim for Adults” (NOVA Stage, 2011). We find ourselves in the recording studio of the Polish Radio and it is from behind the studio microphone that we follow the passing decades of post-war Poland. From the coarse People’s Republic of Poland through to prosperous modern times.
This time round the authors, whose work we hear throughout the show, are many. Their surnames alone are a great indication of the following era: Mrożek, Konwicki, Pilch. Cabaret – “Salon Niezależnych” or “Nowy Pompon”. The songs of Osiecka and Młynarski, Waligórski and Prybora, Kleyf, Rosiewicz and the group Wały Jagiellońskie.
The show’s director presents our modern history with a satirical distortion, but let us not be deceived by illusions – history distorted itself in so many ways, that we didn’t even need a satirist for its description, all you needed was an “objective” radio commentary. Another irreplaceable comment regarding history is the songs, sung by the volunteer labour regiments, popular favourites of the People’s Republic of Poland, or the defiant cabaret artists.
Jerzy Satanowski has decided to trust the same cast we all know from “Tuwim for Adults”.
Joanna Lewandowska-Zbudniewek, Magdalena Piotrkowska, Anna Sroka-Hryń, Jacek Bończyk, Arkadiusz Brykalski and – unforgettable for his portrayal of Julian Tuwim – Jan Janga Tomaszewski.
Joining the cast, under the musical direction of Jacek Kita, are the band members: Krszysztof Łochowicz (guitar), Wiesław Wysocki/Sebastian Stanny (saxophone), Sebastian Wypych (bass guitar) and Jakub Szydło (drums).