Polish Consulate to Host Odyssey Theatre's WHITE MARRIAGE Tomorrow

Polish Consulate to Host Odyssey Theatre's WHITE MARRIAGE Tomorrow

The Polish Consulate will host a performance of the currently running White Marriage on Thursday, May 22 at the Odyssey Theatre in honor of playwright Tadeusz Ró'ewicz who died on April 24 at the age of 92. Polish Consul General Mariusz Brymora is set to speak about Ró?ewicz's influence on Polish post-war culture in arts and letters at a reception following the 8 p.m. performance

Tadeusz Ró'ewicz was widely considered one of Poland's most important and influential writers. A Jew born in Radomsko, Poland, on October 9, 1921., Ró?ewicz endured the horrors of the Nazi occupation during World War II. In 1941, Ró'ewicz joined the anti-Communist Home Army and fought for four years. After Poland was liberated from Nazi control, the Soviet-backed regime came to power. Ró'ewicz's career rose and fell according to the current government policy; at times his work was censored, and at other points celebrated. Ró'ewicz began his career as a poet and later turned his attention to playwriting. He won the State Prize for poetry in 1955, 1962, and 1966; America's Jurzykowski Foundation Prize in 1966; and several other prestigious awards. In 1971, Ró?ewicz was voted the most distinguished living poet in Poland.

Directed by Odyssey Theatre Ensemble artistic director Ron Sossi, White Marriage is a surreal and erotic coming-of-age fairytale that follows a young girl's poignant emergence into womanhood and frightened resistance to her impending marriage.

For more information and to make a reservation, call (310) 477-2055 or go to www.OdysseyTheatre.com.

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