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Fresh Take on The Three Musketeers
December 19, 2013   
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A new, slightly subversive stage version of Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers has opened at the Powszechny Theater in Warsaw.

The new adaptation, directed by Giovanny Castellanos, is being staged by the Montownia independent theater company as guest performers. It has all the familiar ingredients of The Three Musketeers: adventure, duels, passion, plot twists and betrayals. However, the Montownia actors take the original novel and subject it to their own, distinctive style and sense of humor, treating the plot as an opportunity to play with theater, and toy with stereotypes and pop-culture notions.

The new version features a convoluted, but precisely structured plot, fast-paced action and the colorful feel of 17th-century France with just one prop, a multi-purpose wardrobe. There are only five people in the cast and even though they play more than a dozen characters, viewers never get confused as to who is who thanks to exaggerated gestures and a focus on the characters’ physical features. De Gaulle the Dog and Richelieu the Cat are particularly colorful characters.

M.R.

Powszechny Theater
Small Stage
20 Jana Zamoyskiego St.
Tickets available at www.powszechny.com and the theater box office. For performance dates, go to www.powszechny.com
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