set design: Magdalena Maciejewska
lighting design: Marta Pruska
poems: Marcin Cecko
cast: Roma Gąsiorowska, Magdalena Kuta, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Marcin Cecko, Krzysztof Czeczot/Michał Czernecki, Eryk Lubos, Lech Łotocki, Rafał Maćkowiak, Michał Piela/Robert Wabich, Tomasz Tyndyk, Mirosław Zbrojewicz/Krzysztof Kiersznowski/Janusz Chabior
The heroines of the performance are two girls. Magda (Agnieszka Podsiadlik) comes from the back country, the other - Sugar (Roma Gąsiorowska) is an urban smartass who knows how to find life's attractions. The former was expelled from home when her family learned she is a lesbian. The latter lives with a mother, abandoned by the father.
The girls fall in love with each other in their own way. The former with all devotion and shyness, the latter spontaneously but not completely. Oppressed by the wild capitalism of the fried chicken stand (the already shown ironically, jeered and sneered at, parody of corporation in the "made in Poland" version), sexually harassed by the owner's son in law (Eryk Lubos) and picked up by their friend (Rafał Maćkowiak), who wants to become an actor only to have sex with a different girl every night, they go to slams.
It could have been an almost lyrical story, about love that fills the life of the main characters with meaning, about those who dropped out from the mainstream career path in the flourishing Polish capitalism. It would have been so if the action took place in London, Paris or New York. But not in the 4th Polish Republic. Here, in Poland, the fragile structure of emotions growing between the two heroines gets confronted with the homophobic world.
Piotr Gruszczyński, Tygodnik Powszechny
premiered: 25 October 2005
approximate running time: 2 hours (no intermission)