Korez, KatowiceFeast with Premeditation
„Excesses at the party, a fake murder, a cauliflower of an unknown provenience. Sophisticated manipulation and naivety of immaturity. And all that happening in the course of a feast at the theatre. (…) The first part is a very dynamic, incredibly expressive story about a strange party. A typical social gathering will get transformed into a perverse party, during which the most cruel and voluptuous inclinations will be revealed by the noble aristocrats. The second part is more subtle and subdued, and relates to a number of issues. There we have a corpse in the bedroom and the mourning family; Investigating Magistrate H, who will become inspired by the hosts’ unnatural behaviour, contradicting obvious facts, and will start to search. Those two vividly contrasting parts, representing entirely different moods, are juxtaposed. The grim atmosphere of the mourners’ house, their theatrical posesn gets contrasted with the lively feast, its participants entering into the wild, culinary-erotic ecstatic trance. (…)
Even though two parts of the performance differ in character, they form one consistent whole -as if heads and tails of one coin – completely different but complementing each other. Paradoxes, contrasts and conscious use of exaggeration, add to the delicious flavour of the performance, making it entirely dissimilar to the Lent-like dinner at Countess Kotłubaj.
Two sides of every coin, Dorota Mrówka