By Julia Holewińska
When: Sunday, 12th May 2013, 3pm
Where: The Front Lounge, 33-34 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
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‘Foreign Bodies’, inspired by authentic events of Ewa Hołuszko, is the story of Adam, a male member of the Solidarność (Solidarity) movement, who after 1989 (when Poland gains political freedom) had a male-to-female sex change operation. Subsequent to the procedure, Poland had entered a capitalistic era, and the protagonist (as Ewa) has to struggle with extreme poverty, solitude and social rejection. The play mixes the past with the present showing a dual imprisonment of an individual in two political systems and explores women’s undervalued role in history.
Polish Theatre Ireland (PTI) invites Irish audiences to a theatrical dialogue with Irish LGBT community by presenting a free stage reading of the Polish play ‘Foreign Bodies’ written by Julia Holewińska and acknowledged by the Gdynia Drama Award committee as the best Polish drama in 2010. The play has been translated into English by Artur Zapałowski especially for PTI and is directed by Irish director Lianne O’Shea. It will be presented by Polish and Irish actors on Sunday 12th May 2013 in the Front Lounge known for its “open-minded and innovative attitude”.