BWW Review: RUBY ANNIVERSARY at Teatr Komedia Wroclaw
Krzysztof Kedziora is an author of a story about the couple sent by their daughter as an anniversary trip (a year later than that anniversary was due - but who would count) in a fance hotel. A couple with 41 years of marriage behind them is trying to adjust to the new, luxury reality but the problems are multiplying - from trying to enter the room to an unexpected guest who gets out from under the bed. Changing their romantic and push gateway to mix of confusions and funny situations.
But this play isn't simple a comedy showing aged people and their loss in the big, luxury hotel. There is some...politics behind the curtain (under the bed to be more precise). In a funny and light way this piece shows many absurds of political world and modern society, about honesty, mendacity and hypocrisy. Ruby Anniversary is an example that you don't need 12 people on the stage to make it work. Malgorzata Szeptycka and Pawel Okonski make a perfect "old" couple. There are a little bit behind the times (but to be honest - who is on time those days?) but sweet and charming by their own way. Bringing their own food to the hotel and afraid of trying exotic food and exotic experiences like jacuzzi. Rafal Kwietniewski plays energetic politician trapped (literally and figuratively) in the hotel room. Radoslaw Kasiukiewicz is a butler with a huge sense of a duty.
This show is about regular people having a time for themselves, enjoying their company and coming back to the sparkle. It's about us and a fact that we don't need to feel ashamed for who we are. At the same time it's a story about politic world - showing mechanism and the law that governs. It's wise and sometimes even philosophic. A good way to begin new year! Last but not least - you can as always feel this warm atmosphere of this theatre. You feel home in there - what a blast.