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Ink for the Left-handed. A comedy of the absurd - The KTO Theatre




Winner of The Off Talia Grand Prix at the 12th Polish Festival of Comedy TALIA 2008 in Tarnow

Ink for the Left-handed is a contemporary comedy of manners. It consists of several inter-merging scenes, packed with absurd humour. The idea of the show, however, is to avoid any literalness of meaning and so the characters cannot be related to any place or time. They appear on the stage and generate multiple new developments and new incarnations.
Ink for the Left-handed is a sort of game in which four actors endowed with extraordinary imagination manage to bring out lots of verbal and situational comicality out of prosaic activities related to everyday life.

Premiere - May 2008




"(...) He, Krzysztof Niedźwiedzki, founder of a cabaret group called The Chatelet Formation which is still active on the stage, editor of a satirical magazine The New Pompon, and author of Ink for the Left-handed, who has staged the show at the KTO Theatre, directing empty space, three chairs, actors (...), a folding table, a hat and his words with a precision comparable to the feet of a spider treading on invisible threads. And I, who died of laughter a moment ago, while watching the premiere of Ink for the Left-handed. I, a Leo Messi of party jokes. I, a Camp Nou. I, a Barcelona. I and my post-premiere flame of constant fun.  
(...) Don’t ask me what it’s all about. Don’t turn yourselves into those poor souls known as matter-of-fact (of course!), objective (of course!) and professional (of course!) reviewers … oh, sorry, one should say: diplomad critics. What’s it all about? And what are van Gogh’s Sunflowers about? Or Mr Bean’s face, or Tolstoy’s eye (...)? Come on! There is enough shame on this planet anyway.
Don’t expect anything. Count on the flare of words. There will be a magic hat marvellously empowering this peculiar no-plot plot, there will be actors who know what they say and there will be much air – and amidst all that  - your laughing corpse. Amen. Not enough for you?"
By Pawel Glowacki, Dziennik Polski


Script and stage direction by Krzysztof Niedzwiedzki
Music by Jerzy Zajac

Performers: Jacek Buczynski, Norbert Burkowski, Pawel Rybak, Maciej Slota



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