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Sci-Fi That Makes You Shiver
January 30, 2014   
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A new play at Warsaw’s Narodowy Theater delivers a sci-fi take on world history.

Entitled Ice, the play is based on a best-selling novel of the same title by Russian postmodernist writer Vladimir Sorokin. The stage adaptation, which opened Jan. 25, was written and directed by Konstantin Bogomolov and is the first Polish production of Ice.

Bordering on science fiction, the novel and play are set in a future where a group of mysterious superhuman beings wakes up from a million years of slumber. They turn out to be the creators of the Earth and they are now back to track down others of their kind among the mortals. They are seeking blue-eyed blonds. The beings may be superhuman, but what they do is inhumane as they use ice to solve what to them is “the mankind problem.”

Sorokin’s novel features a grim and brutal vision of global events spanning a period from World War II, the Stalinist era and through to the present day.

The adaptation at the Narodowy Theater boasts a cast of some of Poland’s finest actors, including Anna Chodakowska, Danuta Stenka and Jerzy Radziwiłłowicz.

Upcoming performances; Feb. 14, 15 and 16, 7 p.m.
Narodowy Theater, (Sala Bogusławskiego), 3 Teatralny Sq.
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