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Lebanese artist prepares performance about Andrzej Lepper

May 10 will start rehearsals to the last premiere of #TPB in this season “The Versailles is Over Here! dir. Rabih Mroue. Premiere June 18.

Rabih Mroué, director of “Riding on a Cloud” presented during Festival of New Dramaturgies, is preparing a new performance at the Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz. His first theatre production in Poland tackles the story of Andrzej Lepper, one of the most controversial personalities on the Polish political scene of the last twenty years. The leader of the Polish Samoobrona party was a politician exceptionally present in the media, very emotive and yet doggedly described by easy and sometimes stereotypical opinions. It was almost as if various social groups had projected their own fears, needs and obsessions onto Lepper. Together with the actors of the theatre in Bydgoszcz, Mroué will be looking into the figure of Andrzej Lepper while unveiling different, sometimes surprising perspectives of Polish transformation. Marta Keil, who is also the curator of the project, and Piotr Grzymisławski are working with Mroué on the script.