photo:  Michał Ramus

Something in between a musical and a drama. In between a serious reflection on the generation of 30-years-old and a parody of a “hipster” lifestyle. In between film and theatre. Neither this nor that.

Tomasz Cymerman, using a contemporary text written by Martin Heckmanns, wants to tell a story about doubting the contemporary intelligence. People who are not grown-up enough for family and social life, self-centred, nurturing internal longings and their own needs, are completely detached from reality. Using the formula of a modern musical, the creators try to grasp the phenomenon of immature society, the narcissistic personality of our times concerned only with itself. Those people, by ignoring the outside world, live in a glass bubble of their own, carefully nurtured identity and cannot see that something very important is slipping through their fingers: their life. Das wundervolle Zwischending is a bitter tale about a fictitious utopia everyone can very easily create around themselves, and from which it is not easy to just escape.

Tomasz Cymerman – actor, director, graduate from the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow. He cooperated, among others, with Jan Peszek, Michał Zadara, Anna Augustynowicz, Krystyna Meissner. He worked in many theatres in Poland, for instance in: the STU Theatre in Cracow, the Współczesny (Contemporary) Theatre in Szczecin, the IMKA Theatre in Warsaw, the E. Wierciński Współczesny Theatre in Wrocław , the H. Modrzejewska National Stary (Old) Theatre in Cracow. Apart from his stage work, he also works on dramaturgy. In 2015, he debuted as a director in the T. Łomnicki Nowy (New) Theatre in Poznań.

reviews:

The Cymerman’s production is something in between drama, musical (these youngsters, especially Malgorzata, can really sing!), theatre and film. Intriguing and inspiring.

Iwona Kłopocka, NTO, 24 October 2016

The play, divided into seven days-acts, despite playing with artistic forms, tells a story about life rather than about art.

Martyna Friedla, Gazeta Wyborcza, 24 October 2016

Martin Heckmanns

The Wonderful Neither This Nor That

Das wundervolle Zwischending

DIRECTED BY:
Tomasz Cymerman
TRANSLATION:
Elżbieta Ogrodowska-Jesionek
STAGE AND COSTUME DESIGN:
Kornelia Dzikowska
MUSIC:
Michał Dymny, Piotr Żyła, Karol Kossakowski
TRANSLATION OF THE LULLABY:
Tomasz Cymerman

CAST:
Bartosz Dziedzic
Karol Kossakowski
Małgorzata Biela (gościnnie)

RUNNING TIME:
60 minutes

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