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Review: WHAT POLES BELIEVE at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw

Faith, laughter and music, the perfect combination!

Review: WHAT POLES BELIEVE at Teatr Wspolczesny Wroclaw

What do we believe in? Can you tell? What is your reason to believe? Polish people most often believe in miracles (41%), in oneiromancy (37%) and exorcisms (37%). Our spirituality is a mix of Christianity, Slavic, New Age, science, magical thinking and ancestor worship says the playwright Zelislaw Zelislawski. This adaptation of book What Do Poles Believe In? An Investigation Into Fairies, Clairvoyants, Whispers ... bags the question: do we really have to believe in anything?

The show directed by Szymon Kaczmarek has two parts, first, longer, invites us to the world of professionals dealing with paranormal activities. An interesting career path - I must to say. The group of specialist (Anna Kieca, Paulina Wasik, Mateusz Kiljan, Tadeusz Ratuszniak) struggle with a daily "office" routine filled with fortune telling, advising clients in various fields and improving their well-being, dispelling doubts, helping in development, performing magic rituals on request. Piece of cake. It's imaginative and bizarre, each one being perfect in the role they perform, that they convince absolutely everyone (maybe even themselves). The comedic moments (there are plenty of them) make this show easy to swallow, even though it touches on some pretty serious subject matter. This incredible levity and a great sense of humor make the show fast, pleasant and thoughtful. Sounds good? There is more!

MUSIC (Kamil Tuszynski) and songs are incredible, I hope the soundtrack would be available somewhere because I want to listen to I Dont Want To Be Like Angela Merkel every single day. Basia's voice is like the velvet of her skirt, dense, soft and bottle green. A M A Z I N G.

This show isn't very groundbreaking or revealing but the actors and characters make it remarkably good. Next to the group of spiritual workers are among others the skeptic in transformation Mariusz Bakowski (magnetic as hell) and the mad priest Milosz Petruski (he makes you think who can be more haunted, ordinary people or clergy ).

In the second part, we return to the earth and the source. The scene has changed but I won't tell you how it ends so as not to spoil the surprise.

To sum it up: it's a great, polished and fun piece that is definitely worth seeing. Believers will believe a little less and non-believers will begin to reflect on faith. These types of shows are needed, and if they have such great music and are so perfectly performed, you have to see it.

Photo: Natalia Kabanow

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