A small-time comedy for an acting duo.
Dina and Wiktor, the protagonists, are a couple of weathered people with the last remnant of hope to find a substitute for true love. They have similar yearnings; they believe they can stop their losing streak and start a new life.
Even though their meeting is carefully arranged, the couple meet for the first time in less-than-favourable circumstances. He comes too early, and sees her in her dressing gown, with ruffled hair and no make-up. She immediately shows him to the door, reprimanding him for showing up too early and lacking polish, and reproaching him for all his defects.
And yet they are both fascinated and enchanted by each other, so they declare their willingness to communicate. Hope makes them give each other a chance, although the choice they have is between a partner that is hardly perfect and loneliness.
Will the relationship that has just begun survive?
This a production made by actors’ initiative.
75 minutes (no break)
PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE:
Beata Wnęk-Malec and Leszek Malec
15th September 2018, BUNKER STAGE / Stage of Acting Initiatives
THE MEDIA ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
This play is laced with emotion: desperate desire, longing, tenderness, awkwardness, frustration, resignation, readiness and resistance. The protagonists balance their profits and losses (each on their own) right before our eyes. Beata Malec and Leszek Malec (a great close-knit marriage off stage) precisely strike all the notes, tones and undertones. They flawlessly demonstrate the ordinary nature of the protagonists. Zlotnikov’s play is a comedy, so we laugh at the characters; in the end, however, we are overcome by emotion. There are so many common truths about life here; the play is laced with so many subtleties and it strikes so many right chords. A must-see!”
NTO, Iwona Kłopocka