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 (…).
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
Elżbieta Firek, Jacek Buczyński, Tadeusz Łomnicki/Jacek Joniec, Paweł Rybak, Maciej Słota
February 25 and 26, 2017