Have you ever been dying of laughter before? If not, you should try!

Krzysztof Niedźwiedzki, director and author of the script

A humorous, light-hearted show full of intelligent irony which tells the story of a man from Kraków, named Tadeusz (the phenomenal Maciej Słota), who died and was cremated but as a result of avmistake instead of his family grave in the Rakowice Cemetery in Kraków he was buried in a cemetery in Murzasichle, a village in the Tatra mountains, in the grave of a distinguished highlander. (…) Mountain folklore with a pinch of salt, minimalist form and a maximum of well-made theatre.

Anna Kańska-Małachowska, nascenie.info

The Tuner of Combs

Krzysztof Niedźwiedzki

The dialogues are brisk and witty. But the play is not a simple comedy. It contains questions about human existence, the goals we strive after and about life beyond the grave. And also, isn’t that myth about the uniqueness of highlander folklore, culture and sense of freedom just a bit on the overrated side? The show is really amusing, triggering loud outbursts of laughter again and again (…).

Bartłomiej Kuraś, Gazeta Wyborcza

The show takes the audience into a space between the worlds. To die is easy, but to have comfort after death can be quite challenging. Especially if by mistake one is buried in a mountain village instead of the home city of Krakow.

This is precisely what happened to Tadeusz – the main character of this comedy. He could have accepted the mix-up if it hadn’t been for an exceptionally annoying detail that prevents him from resting in peace.

Attempts to resolve the situation create a whole series of comical situations. But there is also room for a serious reflection on passing, marital relations and love, which does not end with passing.

Script and stage direction:
Krzysztof Niedźwiedzki

Music:
Jerzy Zając

Performers:
Elżbieta Firek, Jacek Buczyński, Tadeusz Łomnicki/Jacek Joniec, Paweł Rybak, Maciej Słota

Premiere: February 25 and 26, 2017

Duration: 85 minutes

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