The latest drama, written by Dorota Masłowska at the invitation of STUDIO is a multidimensional story about 1970s Warsaw shaken by the rumour about a strangler on the prowl. We discover the realities of the decade under Edward Gierek’s rule above all through the eyes of women inhabiting the city rebuilt from pain, who are terrified of the Mokotów Strangler. But is seems to be only a pretext to show their unspoken and unheard secrets, dramas and traumas. Choosing the form of a communist police crime story, with all its absurdities, Masłowska paints a fantastical and baroque world of the “atomic era”, full of mundane incidents, violence and dreams. This socialist Polish landscape, infused with the author’s inimitable and lively language, will be one day visited by none other than David Bowie himself.
The “Bowie in Warsaw” premiere is a detective stage play directed by Marcin Liber. Conceived around the artist’s legendary visit, the production is an ode to love, especially the unrequited and undeveloped kind. This is Warsaw you have never heard of.