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Microsoft Word - Gabrielia Zapolska in Chicago poster.docxGabriela Zapolska in Chicago

presented by Polvision TV Chicago

Mariusz Kotowski is an international award winning writer and film and stage director, currently working on projects in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He has developed stage adaptations of Gabriela Zapolska’s two plays: Mężczyzna and Ich Czworo, in cooperation with the producer Jola Santocka of Polvision TV in Chicago. The Zapolska project constitutes a unique and significant experience for the Polish-American community of Chicago. The plays will be performed in the theater, and are also being adapted for TV as the television network’s ‘Play of the Month’.

Gabriela Zapolska (1857–1921) was an acclaimed Polish novelist, playwright, and stage actress. Zapolska wrote 41 plays, 23 novels, 177 short stories, 252 works of journalism, and one film script. She also acted on stage in over 200 plays in Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Lvov, Saint Petersburg and Paris. Zapolska received the most recognition for her plays heavily saturated with social satire, including, Mężczyzna, Ich Czworo. Her best known play is Moralność pani Dulskiej – a tragic farce about a petty bourgeois family. Zapolska’s works are key examples of Polish early modernist drama. Her stage plays were translated into several languages, performed on stage in Polish and European theaters, and adapted for radio and film.

 

Mężczyzna

Gabriela Zapolska in Chicago presented by Polvision TV Chicago

Mariusz Kotowski is an international award winning writer and film and stage director, currently working on projects in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He has developed stage adaptations of Gabriela Zapolska’s two plays: Mężczyzna and Ich Czworo, in cooperation with the producer Jola Santocka of Polvision TV in Chicago. The Zapolska project constitutes a unique and significant experience for the Polish-American community of Chicago. The plays will be performed in the theater, and are also being adapted for TV as the television network’s ‘Play of the Month’.

Mężczyzna is a play by Gabriela Zapolska. Although written over a hundred years ago, the play retains its appeal and universality. The main character, Karol, is a mediocre journalist working for a local newspaper. He lacks maturity to face even the smallest life challenges. Unhappy with his wife Nina, he starts an affair with a young and beautiful but naïve Elka. Soon he gets bored of Elka as well, and focuses his attention on Elka’s sister, Julka. Zapolska’s perceptive portrayal of human nature adds substance to this seemingly simple love story.

 

Microsoft Word - Ich Czworo Gabrielia Zapolska poster.docxIch Czworo

Gabriela Zapolska in Chicago presented by Polvision TV Chicago

Mariusz Kotowski is an international award winning writer and film and stage director, currently working on projects in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He has developed stage adaptations of Gabriela Zapolska’s two plays: Mężczyzna and Ich Czworo, in cooperation with the producer Jola Santocka of Polvision TV in Chicago. The Zapolska project constitutes a unique and significant experience for the Polish-American community of Chicago. The plays will be performed in the theater, and are also being adapted for TV as the television network’s ‘Play of the Month’.

Gabriela Zapolska wrote Ich Czworo in 1907. At the center of the story is a love triangle involving a wife, a husband, and the wife’s lover. Through merciless satire, Zapolska highlights the stupidity of the three characters, especially the wife, whose careless and ignorant actions ruin her marriage and jeopardize the wellbeing of her child. The focus on love and hate in relationships lends the play a universal appeal.

 

Shadow of Doubt Poster and PostcardShadow of Doubt

MB Stage Productions and Michael Conley presented

Performed in Hollywood at The Complex Theater – Dorie Theater on Santa Monica Blvd. with lots of applause and great feedback from the audience.

Shadow of Doubt is a new play written by award winning writer/director Mariusz Kotowski. The play has elements of film noir, drama, and suspense.

Nick Forman, is a troubled writer who lives in Greenwich Village and is accused of killing a young actress, Evelyn Dickenson. She was trying to get a job in his next picture, and that was her mistake. Nick’s past acts of violence make him the prime suspect in her murder. His only alibi, is ex-reality star Kathryn Corvell, as she looks for an opportunity to further her career, she nearly falls in love with Nick. Meanwhile, Nick’s best friend, Eric Spitzer, a policeman and Julia, his wife, can’t help but get involved in the investigation. Leaving Nick’s agent Martin Wolfe to keep his and Nick’s careers together, while a Detective Andrews is the only one who seems to care what actually happened to Evelyn Dickenson.

 

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Victor finds out he is terminally ill and simultaneously discovers his wife’s infidelity. Following an explosive breakdown, Victor admits himself into a medically assisted suicide facility, forcing Margot to choose between her lover and the obligation to her husband.