A crazy combination of a DJ set, an inquiry into the future, and above all, an intimate story of trying to deal with Mother.
“In 100 years there will be no trains, no body hair, no protruding veins, no eggs, no baseball caps, unfortunately no socks, no fireworks, no theatre, no. There will be no theatre. Theatre will turn out to be completely ununiversal. And will end. Contrary to what had been predicted. But if anything will still be there, it is the Mothers. Also the worrying ones.”
The Polaks are no better explaining the future than the rest of the world. And still, they enthusiastically jump into the amateurish futurology. Through sampling remixing the heritage of whining, the siblings Jasmina and Piotr Polak build a subversive force. The Polaks’ DJ set is a witty fight against a pessimistic version of the future. Can they save themselves from the negativity of their own mother?
Written and directed by Wojtek Ziemilski
Set design: Paweł Paciorek
Dramaturg: Sodja Lotker
Artistic Collaborator: Braňo Mazúch
Musical Consultant: Bruno Jasieński
Cast: Jaśmina Polak, Piotr Polak
Curator of the Teatr 2118 project: Tomasz Plata
Producer: Nowy Teatr, Warszawa, Poland
Duration: 50 minutes
I adored it. It’s incredibly intelligent, funny, and at the same time - touching.