saw Vatzlav tonight. I really enjoyed the production and I don't
think any other company in the city other than Theatre in the
Raw would have produced it. You certainly do stick to your mandate
of exposing voices seldom heard. Please continue the good work."
Vatzlav by Slawomir Mrozek...Bears
et al Unveiled in Vatzlav Liberty
consists of the power to do whatever does not injure others. So says
Vatzlav amidst a striptease act meant to entice the masses.
Former New York Times writer, Mel Gussow describes this play as "a
three-ring circus of a comedy, cataloguing the injustices - and the
sheer craziness - of civilization." See
a bear-man, a burlesquing Justice, a blood-sucking wealthy Bat couple,
and a pleading Oedipus Rex all encountering a washed-up Everyman rogue
slave determined to outwit them all.
you want me to be free…" continues Vatzlav and the adventure begins.
This absurd frolicking production has something for everyone. Vatzlav,
by playwright Slawomir Mrozek is a fast paced tragic-comedy that examines
the survival strategies of the vulnerable versus the corrupt and controlling.
for the better part of fourteen years, in Eastern Europe, this performance
is a fitting tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin
Wall and the work of one of Poland's best-known and beloved short
story writers and satirists.
by Theatre In the Raw Society - the grassroots professional company
behind the success of the sold-out "Bruce - The Musical"
from the 2008 "Heart of the City Festival."
live action from the company that has been "Exposing voices seldom
heard", since 1994.
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