22 October 2018 (Monday) 7:30 pm

The National Theatre

Tom Waits “The Piano Has Been Drinking”

directed by Marcin Przybylski

Powszechny Theatre — Big Audience, ul. Legionów 21

phot. Krzysztof Bieliński

Tom Waits “The Piano Has Been Drinking”

translator: Roman Kołakowski 
director: Marcin Przybylski
arrangement of songs: Marcin Przybylski 
musical arrangements: Andrzej Perkman 
set design, lighting design: Anna Skupień, Katarzyna Szczurowska 
costume design: Monika Onoszko
stage movement: Anna Gryszkówna

Anna Chodakowska, Monika Dryl, Paulina Korthals, Anna Lobedan, Wiesława Niemyska (quest actor), Paulina Szostak, Karol Dziuba, Robert Jarociński, Waldemar Kownacki, Jerzy Łapiński, Marcin Przybylski, Jacek Różański, Mateusz Rusin

Music band:
Andrzej Perkman — keyboard instruments, guitar
Bartosz Tkacz — saxophone
Wojciech Gumiński  — double bass, bass guitar
Jakub Kinsner — drums

phot. Krzysztof Bieliński

Whittier, Southern California — the place where he grew up and where all its strange dwellers with colourful biographies live. Life stories fictitious and real at the same time.

Lunatic who sells vegetables, a hairdresser secretly drinking booze, and a number of other peculiar characters — they all sing Tom Waits’ lyrics. The verses of the American songwriter develop into a tale of wandering, deep love and fleeting romances, desires and sudden rushes of emotion. The intensity of feelings is reflected by unruly sounds, which illustrate how bittersweet life in Whittier is — a small town torn between the God and the devil.

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