NO MATTER HOW HARD WE TRIED
Co-produced by TR WARSZAWA AND SCHAUBUHNE AM LEHNINER PLATZ
Written by DOROTA MASŁOWSKA
Directed by GRZEGORZ JARZYNA
Lasts 100': no intermission.
Polish with Turkish surtitles.
Grzegorz Jarzyna will be presented the "Honorary Award" after the play on Friday, 9 May.
AFTER THE PLAY TALK: Q&A with Dorota Masłowska
Grzegorz Jarzyna, one of the celebrated directors of Polish theatre, stages an adaptation of Dorota Maslowska's stunning novel in the festival. Getting its power from the director's skills, No Matter How Hard We Tried is an extremely fascinating act. Maslowska, who has earned a reputation in Poland before the age of 20, is a skilful author as well in representing different generations' and social classes' languages with flying colours as well as in revealing social realities with an ironic approach. Director Grzegorz Jarzyna masterfully juggles with unrealistic phenomenons in his play produced by TR Warszawa. As if characters are all made of plastic, they all seem inanimate and plunged into darkness. Moral decay of the characters is revealed during the act; and the audience faces a new reality at just that exact moment while raising laughs. Unfolding the nature of capitalism without mentioning socialism, No Matter How We Tried will be at Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage.
The project is organized as part of the 2014 cultural programme celebrating 600 years of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Poland. www.turkiye.culture.pl
Financed from funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.