UK Premiere of The Mother is opening at the Camden People’s Theatre on 13th January 2009. It is presented by Te Art Project, a new international theatre company based on collaboration between Polish and British artists in London. The Mother was written by S.I. Witkiewicz, the polish XX century avant-guard painter, playwright, novelist and philosopher.
The production is a rare opportunity to watch the play by the infamous and extravagant polish artist, often compared to Oscar Wilde. The Mother is considered to be one of his greatest dramatic works and examines crucial issues of our time: painful relationships within a dysfunctional family, drug abuse and common delusions caused by main stream ideas. It paints a picture of a modern society slavishly pursuing a life of excitement and debauchery which in turn gives rise to a world of grotesque characters, irrational actions and absurd situations. An experimental form and dream-like quality of the play encourages the exploration of multiple meanings – those expressed literally and those hidden behind the symbolic images.
Te Art Project brings the production of The Mother with the aim of promoting polish theatre tradition and directs their performance to wide British audience as well as the large polish community in London. The event is supported by Polish Cultural Institute in London (http://www.polishculture.org.uk/).
The Mother by S. I. Witkiewicz presented by Te Art Project, Camden People’s Theatre. Tuesday 13th – Saturday 31st Jan, 7.30pm (except Mondays). To book tickets (£11/ £8 Conc.) visit http://www.cptheatre.co.uk/ or call 08700 600 100