„The Spitting Image of My Son-In-Law” - first preview

On Saturday 21 September on our Small Stage we presented our first preview of 2019/2020 season. It was a play „The Spitting Image of My Son-In-Law” by Krzysztof Kędziora, directed by Paweł Szkotak.  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.  Thank you for being with us!

- I am very glad because of the preview. It is the 10th play coming from Comedywriting that we have presented to our spectators. Again we take the artistic risk of showing a brand new Polish play that has never been presented in Polish theatres – says Ewa Pilawska, the Powszechny Theatre director.

- „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.

- 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. „The Spitting Image of My Son-In-Law” shows how strong our need for finding true love and closeness is – says director Paweł Szkotak. - Good Polish comedies are worth their weight in gold and that is why this play and the Polish Comedy Centre project are so important – they give us the opportunity of producing new shows on stage. This is the most precious award in the competition – adds Pawel Szkotak.         

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
Cast: Marta Jarczewska/Karolina Krawczyńska, Ewa Sonnenburg, Barbara Szcześniak, Beata Ziejka, Jakub Kotyński, Piotr Lauks, Artur Majewski, Jan Wojciech Poradowski.

Photo: Justyna Tomczak