Who is Ivona and why do we so badly not want her here with us?
In the many previous interpretations of this play, Ivona took on a number of different faces. Today, she stands as a manifesto for self-determination, and as the very topical question about what is ‘normal’ and who decides what it means. Or maybe she represents questions about democracy, freedom, alienation and passive forms of protest?
This is a production about the need for empathy and the search for identity. It is about the question why Poland – just like the fish bone in the story – sticks in Europe’s throat.
Photos (© Natalia Kabanow)