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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Starting in 1926 and spanning 80 years, moving between Poland and America, Our Class is an epic play that's profoundly affected audiences and critics since its premiere at London's National Theatre. Ten Polish classmates -- five Catholic and five Jewish -- grow up over the course of the story. Their lives take dramatically unexpected turns as their country is torn apart by invading armies, first Soviet, then German, then Soviet again. Friend betrays friend and violence quickly escalates, reaching a crescendo that forever haunts the survivors. Based on true events in the Polish town of Jedwabne, Our Class is a groundbreaking play that courageously examines loyalty and treason, individual bravery and collective cowardice and the actions that ripped apart a small community during the Second World War. Learn More
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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.