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Comedy Tribute to Radio Three
   
A comedy celebrating the 50th anniversary of public broadcaster Polish Radio’s Trójka (Radio Three) station returns for a one-night-only performance at Warsaw’s Kongresowa Hall.

One of Poland’s most popular radio stations, Trójka turned 50 last year and celebrated the anniversary with a play written especially for the occasion. Entitled Trójka do potęgi (Three to the Power...), the play opened March 30, 2012, at the Syrena Theater in Warsaw and was scheduled to be performed several times only. However, it proved so popular with audiences that it ran until September last year.

Set in the present day, Trójka do potęgi is a comedy about cashing in on arranged marriages. In a bid to supplement their modest income, three sociologists set up a match-making agency for foreigners seeking to obtain EU citizenship by marrying a Polish citizen. The business seems to be going well until things get a little complicated.

Directed by popular actor and Syrena Theater director Wojciech Malajkat, Trójka do potęgi was written by Wojciech Zimiński.

Apart from professional actors such as Daniel Olbrychski, Zbigniew Zamachowski and Piotr Machalica, the cast was made up of amateurs, including Polish Radio reporters, famous journalists, television personalities and musicians.

Trójka do potęgi will be staged again Dec. 16 at the Kongresowa Hall with a new cast and a new plot twist.

Part of the proceeds from the show will go to a children’s treatment and nursing facility.

M.R.

Tickets for the show are available at the Trójka store at
3/5/7 Myśliwiecka St. in Warsaw (Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), www.eventim.pl and Empik stores across Poland.