Smiling Grapefruit (working title)
By Jan Klata
By Dorothee Brix
- Tuesday, 11 May 2004
- Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Two journalists are in Rome to await the death of the Pope. They want to be the first to pronounce this headline news. Klata provokes with his tales of the new Poland where the false idols of capitalism have successfully ousted God and laments the vacuum this has left behind in a speed reminiscent of video clips.
Zelda’s father, confined to a wheelchair, has asked her to return home. As one returning, she questions the attitude to life of her self-sacrificing mother, her tired-of-life father, her pregnant sister and her first love. The play uses skilful changes in perspective encased in frugal dialogue and surprising insights into worlds of thought to move us.