based on Pedro Almodóvar
translation by Hanna Torrent-Piasecka
adaptation: Remigiusz Grzela
direction: Marta Ogrodzińska
visage: Hubert Grabowski
cast: Ewa Kasprzyk
Patty Diphusa in Almodóvar's short stories from the 80s is a young, nonchalant girl - an international porn star - a postmodern, more vulgar and less bombastic incarnation of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's. In the performance prepared in TR Warszawa Patty (Ewa Kasprzyk) takes shape of a mature woman who analyzes her life in the throb of disco lights. (...)
Who is this ‘half-sister' of cherishing freedom Holly Golightly? Paradoxically, Patty personifies "a typical girl of our times belonging among women who do not want to pass their time unnoticed".
She never sleeps - for "sleeping means dying to her". It seem that she also does not really believe in anything, treats nothing seriously, plunges unpunished in her own ridicule and retrace, performing a free act of auto-creation. This way she reduces her own existence to an exciting show. (...)
Patty belongs among the awesome circle of characters created by Almodóvar who tossing between radical emotions, involved in equivocal emotional and erotic relations, continuously search different forms of expression and ways of fulfilling their longings, even if it means questioning social and moral standards, provocation and sedition.
Ewa Kasprzyk has created a great role - her Patty Diphusa is honest, emotional and full of life. Patty Diphusa is a vivid story corresponding to the emotional atmosphere of Almodóvar's short stories. The authors of the stage adaptation, following intentions of Almodóvar, prepared a genuine performance, avoiding commonplace and superficiality, creating something far more valuable than a shallow interpretation benefiting from the fame of the director from La Mancha.
Katarzyna Tchórz, Teatr
premiered: 4 November 2004
TR Rehearsal Room STOLARNIA