The Police: Polish Political Satire from Organic Theater Company
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The last date listed for The Police was Sunday June 27, 2010 / 2:30pm.
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This was a clever short satire, but since it is a one-act, it should not have been billed as a full-length play. It's enjoyable as long as you don't pay full price for it or expect a full evening of drama. It should have been presented as part of...continued
What if they gave a revolution and nobody came? What are the police to do if no one commits crimes? In The Police the great Polish writer Slawomir Mrozek exercises his customary wit, steel-trap logic and deft theatricality as he develops this idea to hilarious and disturbing conclusions. When a highly efficient police force has suppressed all disloyalty to the government, it must manufacture fake political dissenters in order to secure the existence of the system. The outcome? Bureaucrats gone wild in a scathing comedy about the price we pay to maintain the status quo.