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Yes, they said it couldn’t be done…

and it’s taken me four years to do it, but I am finally finally finally finally presenting another public reading of the spektakl formerly known as “To Die In Athens,” now with 50% more Polish, and appropriately retitled “Umrzeć w Atenach,” which means the same thing. More info here.

At a friend’s wedding, the summer before the Fulbright started, I remember talking to a couple of people from my high school who expressed surprise that I was “still” working with Greek choruses. To them, I have this response:

So, at any rate, with that in mind, here comes the chorus–again! Here’s the Facebook invite for the event, on Sunday, June 3rd, in Praga at Komuna//Warszawa.

I have also pasted the text of the complete invite below. I would venture that most of you who read this blog are not going to be in Warsaw on Sunday, June 3rd, but it is never too late for those last-minute deals on Terry Pratchett’s Hot Air BalloonLines–is it? Thank you, again, to all of those of you who have already said you will be there in spirit. Your spirits are very welcome, especially since I don’t have to find them housing in Warsaw the weekend before EURO 2012.

Zapraszamy / we invite you
na czytanie / to a reading
spektaklu / of a play
po polsku, angielsku, i niemiecku / in Polish, English, and German
będącego adaptacją starogreckich komedii i dramatów / adapted from the ancient Greek dramas and comedies
Ajschylosa, Sofoklesa, Eurypidesa, i Arystofanesa / of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes

UMRZEĆ W ATENACH
TO DIE IN ATHENS


Projekt Chóru Parallel Octave / a project of the Parallel Octave Chorus

KOMUNA // WARSZAWA
niedziela 3 czerwca / Sunday, June 3rd
o 16:00 po południu / at 4 PM in the afternoon
w Warszawie / in Warsaw
na Pradze / in Praga
ul. Lubelska 30/32, Warszawa
(http://komuna.warszawa.pl/kontakt/)

wstęp wolny / free admission
Czytania będzie trwać tylko jedną godzinę / the reading will be only one hour long

z aktorami / with actors
i muzykami / and musicians
z Krakowa, Warszawy, Łodzi, Wrocławia i Berlina / from Kraków, Warsaw, Łódź, Wrocław and Berlin
i studentkami / and students
z International American School na Kabatach , w Warszawie / from the International American School in Kabaty, Warsaw

Dołącz do nas – zaśpiewaj w greckim chórze! Wszystkich chętnych — aktorów, wokalistów, etc. —zapraszamy do udziału w chórze greckim, który wystąpi podczas tego spektaklu. Wystarczy pojawić się w Komunie//Warszawa w dniu przedstawienia — w niedzielę, 3. czerwca o godz. 11. Próba potrwa cztery godziny. Chór jest otwarty dla wszystkich!

For anyone–actors, singers, etc.–who would like to join the Greek chorus of this production, all you have to do is show up at Komuna//Warszawa at 11 AM on Sunday the 3rd, the day of the show, and rehearse with us for four hours. The chorus is open to all!

Projekt zrealizowany został / this project was realized
dzięki współpracy / with the cooperation
z następującymi partnerami / of the following partners:
Polsko-Amerykańska Komisja Fulbrighta / Polish-American Fulbright Commission
Instytuta Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz Institute
International American School na Kabatach, w Warszawie / The International American School in Kabaty, Warsaw
Komuna // Warszawa
Stowarzenie Teatralne Chorea / Theatre Association Chorea
Parallel Octave Chorus

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Reżyser/director: Dara Weinberg
Kompozytory/composers: Agnes Szelag, The Norman Conquest, Julia Kubica, Chris Faesi
Tłumacz/translator: A. Zapałowski
Aktory/actors: Pola Amber, Lola Arellano-Weddleton, Angela Delichiatsios, Sina Dotzert, Helma Fries, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Aneta Lukas, Paweł Korbus, Elke Schuster, Dorota Sobstel, Piotr Tołoczko, Jadwiga Thun, Sarah Willenbrink, and many more…

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Love can never be defeated
By the arrow or the spear;
Love makes nonsense of our wealth,
Fills the brave man’s heart with fear.

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