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Struggling With Sexuality
   
Tadeusz Różewicz’s play White Marriage, which premiered at Warsaw’s Narodowy Theater Oct. 2, portrays human sexuality as the force underlying the majority of human dreams, desires and actions.

The play is a story about two maturing girls, Bianka and Paulina, being raised in a traditional home in the late 19th century, with a dominating father, a frigid mother, a sexually deviant grandfather and a libertine aunt.

The end of the girls’ innocence involves a struggle for sexual identity and rebellion against the traditions being forced upon them.

The production, directed by Artur Tyszkiewicz, highlights the futility of social rules in the face of the forces of nature.

“In my interpretation this play is a portrayal of humans who have a beast inside them,” says Tyszkiewicz.

The cast includes Kinga Ilgner, Paulina Korthals, Edyta Olszówka and Zbigniew Zamachowski.

Upcoming performances: Nov. 10, 12, 13 at 7 p.m.
Narodowy Theater, Jerzy Grzegorzewski Stage, Wierzbowa Street; Entrance from 3 Fredry St.