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Polish theater readings in LA

Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about the two Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk readings coming up in Los Angeles on 11/29 and 12/1:

“Sikorska-Miszczuk bases the world of her plays, in part, on the Polish town of Jedwabne, which has had its deeply upsetting history — the Poles attacked the Jews of the town during the Nazi invasion — extensively publicized and explored in Jan Gross’ book Neighbors, Tadeusz Slobodzianek’s play Nasza Klasa (Our Class), and the reporting of Anna Bikont (mentioned below), among many others.

With so many other writers searching for factual accounts relating to Jedwabne, Sikorska-Miszczuk’s work takes a different tack: it makes frequent use of surrealism, breaking the fourth wall, self-referentiality, and acerbic irony…”

You can read the entire article here, and find more information about the 11/29 reading on Ghost Road’s website.

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