Teatr Powszechny w Łodzi

Preview of „Dance of the Albatross”

On 22 November we presented the 58th preview of the Reading theatre for people with poor eyesight and blind. The play „Dance of the Albatross” („La danse de l’albatros”) by Gèrald Sibleyras was directed – as usual on a voluntary basis – by Ms Ewa Pilawska, the Powszechny Theatre director.

Thierry – a middle aged man, an authority on animals and a confirmed bachelor who is involved with Judith – invites his sister Francois and Gilles, a friend of his, to his newly bought house in the country. The house is supposed to be an asylum for Thierry and Judith, a much younger woman. They are to spend a weekend in the country and have a nice time there. But soon it appears to become a complicated introduction to funny and at the same time bitter adventures of the heroes. Thierry, Francoise and Gilles at all costs try to stop time and prove themselves they are still young and may start everything from the very beginning. They take part in peace demonstrations, they read articles about healthy lifestyle, but deep inside they are afraid of loneliness, of getting old, of admitting that life has been slipping through their fingers. And they dream of having at least one „dance of the albatross”.

„Dance of the Albatross” is a warm comedy written by Gèrald Sibleyras, one of the most interesting contemporary French playwrights. In a perfect way it pictures a modern society. Sibleyras proves to be a careful and acute observer who can diagnose our anxieties, our frustrations and vices. He describes them with a great sense of humour and understanding what makes us enjoy ourselves and find a piece of us on the stage at the same time.

„Dance of the Albatross”
by Gérald Sibleyras
Translated by: Jolanta Domagalska
Directed by: Ewa Pilawska
Cast: Katarzyna Grabowska, Karolina Łukaszewicz, Jakub Kotyński, Arkadiusz Wójcik
Script: Jarosław Dziedzic


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