THEATER: Staged Reading of Witold Gombrowicz Play in Washington DC
Scena Theatre, Washington’s International Theatre, is partnering with The Polish Embassy, to present a staged reading of this mordantly funny black comedy by Polish master absurdist Witold Gombrowicz. Through the medium of his own family, Gombrowicz explores the madness of WWI. A "history" lesson with a vengeance!
Witold Gombrowicz was born in Poland in 1904. He lived virtually unknown in Argentina, writing novels, stories and plays, for twenty-five years before taking up residence in France. His death in 1969 was a great loss not only for Polish literature but also for the world of letters. "In him, for the first time, Polish literature produced a writer to whom the agonies of being Polish were less important than the tragi-comedy of being a human being". --The Times Literary Supplement.
His novels include Pornografia, Ferdydurke, Cosmos, and Possessed. Among his plays are The Marriage,Operetta, and Ivona, Princess of Burgundy.