SANDBOX/THE FIRST TIME

Genre: Festival
By Michal Walczak. Translated by Benjamin Paloff. Directed by Piotr Kruszcynski and Marcy Arlin.

Presented by Immigrants' Theatre Project.
These two one-act comedies by Michal Walczak examine the ferocious, tragicomic, rough-and-tumble between the sexes. Both plays explore different stages of relationships, underlaid with a cynicism and absurdism often found in Eastern European theater. The battle of the sexes literally starts in the Sandbox, in this hilarious confrontation between a boy guarding his space and a girl who just wants to play. The First Time is an outrageous look at erotic interplay under absurd circumstances, when a woman demands from her eager boyfriend that their "first time" be perfect.

Sandbox/The first Time is one of three plays comprising MADE IN POLAND: A FESTIVAL OF NEW POLISH PLAYS Presented by the Polish Cultural Institute. As Poland continues to adapt to a political democracy regained in 1989, and in the midst of a contentious Presidential election in the United States, this timely and provocative festival thrusts Poland's vibrant contemporary theater scene onto the world stage. Featuring productions by two of New York's top theater companies producing contemporary international work. "The Play Company and Immigrants' Theatre Project (both OBIE Award-winners)" along side Theatre of the Eighth Day, one of Poland's oldest and most prestigious avant-garde companies, in their US debut.

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Open:   11/13/08
Close:   11/30/08

Schedule:
Tue-Fri 8:30, Sat 2:30 & 8:30, Sun 3:30 & 7:30. (Sun 11/30 3:30 only. No performance Thanksgiving 11/27)
Theater:   59E59 Theaters
Address:   59 East 59th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$20 (59E59 Members $14)
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