On 1 June at 9 p.m. Powszechny Theatre will play for the whole country – first in the pandemia times TV Theatre live!

On Monday, 1 June, at 9 p.m., the Powszechny Theatre’s spectacle „The Spitting Image of My Son-In-Law” by Krzysztof Kędziora will be broadcast from our Small Stage. It will be the first live TV Theatre spectacle in the pandemia times. 

The play was awarded in the 5th edition of Comedywriting – a competition for writing the best comedy which is organized by Polish Comedy Centre in Powszechny Theatre. Its first preview took place in our theatre last September.        

-The choice of the play shows the potential that lies in Polish comedies. Spectators of TV Theatre have already seen several plays written specially for us by Wojciech Tomczyk, Radosław Paczocha as well as by Juliusz Machulski who started his theatrical adventure by cooperating with Polish Comedy Centre. This time we will see the play by Krzysztof Kędziora, his theatrical debut – says Ewa Pilawska, the Polish Comedy Centre founder and the author of the Comedywriting project. – I am very happy because of the presentation. Live tv spectacle means going back to the roots of TV Theatre. It is a big challenge from a logistical point of view but at the same time a confirmation it is important to develop both projects – Polish Comedy Centre and Comedywriting – adds Ms Pilawska.

- „The Spitting Image of My Son-In-Law” is my debut. I started writing because I thought it would great to break the monopoly of English and French comedies. We have good Polish crime stories so why cannot we have interesting Polish comedies that show our own problems, disadvantages, characters? - says Krzysztof Kędziora.

The plays presents a modern Polish family and its problems. It also shows how important it is to find true love and closeness. - Popular comedy types are the play’s main characters: a girl looking for a husband, ex-groom, parents, grandmother, watchman. We show a typical modern society  living in a block of flats but for that we use a cartoon abridgment convention – says Paweł Szkotak, director of  „The Spitting Image of My Son-In-Law”. In his opinion comedy theatre is very important because it is the “first contact theatre”. That is why its quality and originality can either encourage or discourage people to theatre.

The spectacle will be presented by TVP1 and on the internet on Monday, 1 June, at 9 p.m. The cast: Karolina Krawczyńska, Ewa Sonnenburg, Barbara Szcześniak, Beata Ziejka, Jakub Kotyński, Piotr Lauks, Artur Majewski and Jan Wojciech Poradowski. 

Krzysztof Kędziora
„The Spitting Image of My Son-In-Law”
Directed by: Paweł Szkotak
Set design and animation: Damian Styrna
Costumes: Bożena Ślaga-Śmierzyńska
Music: Łukasz Matuszyk
Multimedia/animation: Eliasz Styrna
TV director: Józef Kowalewski