Roboczku, pōdź sam yno do ōpy, dej licko.
Robert, tell the priest a rhyme. So talented, yet so lazy. Mr. Robert, our champion, welcome! Mr. Robert, is that you in these photos? Are you under the influence of drugs? And now, ladies and gentlemen, Robert Mamok, troublemaker and provocateur! Mr. Robert, can you say something in Silesian…? Robert, you must talk about your feelings. You mustn’t be afraid of your feelings, Robert. Dad, are you there? Dad! Robert, you motherfucker, how could you do this to me? Robert, do you think they saw us together? So old, yet so dumb. We are so disappointed in you, Mr. Robert.
“Bull” is the second, after “Humility”, dramatic text by Szczepan Twardoch, author of bestselling novels, including “The King”, “Morphine” and “Drach”. The hero of the monodrama is Robert Mamok who struggles with his class and ethnic identity, in two languages: Polish and Silesian. Witness a man in crisis: he grapples with his blame and weaknesses, balances his successes and failures, confronts the weight of the family secret, the burden of a harsh Silesian upbringing, despair, anger and bitterness.