We meet the marriage of Lea and Benjamin when the husband returns home with a trace of lipstick on his cheek and firmly refuses to eat his wife’s Sabbath broth. On the afternoon of the same day, a woman was seen in male company in a well-known Warsaw café. In the performance, we learn what the evening looked like, during which the couple explained a few matters of their lives. Thanks to the visit of unexpected guests, we also discover the past and future of a Jewish marriage.

Tadeusz Słobodzianek, winner of the Nike Literary Award for the drama Our Class, tells the story of the relationship between a rabbi’s son and a merchant’s daughter, whose fates are part of the history of the pre- and post-war history of Jews and Poles. He portrays Warsaw in the 1930s and the atmosphere of anxiety that grows with time. He creates a story in which artistic bohemian romances and marital intrigues intertwine with the fate of the world.

For me, the pretext for writing the play was Singer’s story of the same title, which presents the fate of young assimilated Jews in Poland before World War II, and the philosophy of fatalism, from which Singer drew abundantly. First of all, from his favorite thinker, Spinoza, who spoke about the fact that everything that happens in the world is a foregone conclusion, and that man’s life is to accept his destiny. – says Tadeusz Słobodzianek about art.