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March 27, 2013   
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The Saddle of Pegasus, a new music show at the Narodowy Theater in Warsaw, is a tribute by Polish actress Ewa Konstancja Bu³hak to late composer Jerzy Wasowski.

Polish audiences are most familiar with Wasowski as half of the creative team behind the legendary Elderly Gentlemen’s Cabaret, a hugely popular television show which Wasowski co-wrote with poet and writer Jeremi Przybora in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Wasowski composed dozens of songs for the show, many of which became hits in their own right. What the general public are less aware of is that Wasowski also wrote musicals, theatrical scores and music for radio plays. Many of his compositions, with lyrics by a host of different authors, were sung by some of Poland’s best stage artists.

In The Saddle of Pegasus, which Bu³hak directs, she uses Wasowski’s less familiar tunes, some of which have never been released or performed in public before. The charming pieces are loaded with the subtle musical puns, humor and lyricism that were Wasowski’s trademarks.

The script for The Saddle of Pegasus is based on scripts which Jeremi Przybora wrote for two episodes of the Elderly Gentlemen’s Cabaret.

The actors in the show are Ewa Konstancja Bu³hak as Lucy, Marcin Przybylski as Torrero and Pawe³ Paprocki as Tolo.

Narodowy Theater, Studio Stage
3 Wierzbowa St., entrance from Fredry Street
Upcoming performances: April 12 and 14, 7 p.m., April 13, 4 p.m.
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