John Guare presents three artists, all of whom forged complicated lives in the West, having struggled and suffered amid the cultural and political turmoil of Eastern Europe in the mid‑20th Century. One of the stories pays tribute to the Polish actress Elzbieta Czyzewska. John Guare and Omar Sangare meet on stage to bring the memory of Elzbieta to life. Part III of the play has been inspired by the works of Witold Gombrowicz, most notably “The Marriage” and “Trans-Atlantyk,” from a literary translation by Omar Sangare. This theatrical production has been videotaped by The New York Public Library’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, and is publicly available at the Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center.

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Written by John Guare
Directed by Neil Pepe
Asst. Director: Tom Costello
Scenic Designer: Takeshi Kata
Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Original Music & Sound Designer: Josh Schmidt
Projection Designer: Dustin O’Neill
Movement: Christopher Bayes

Cast: Alison Cimmet, John Guare, Jeffrey Kuhn, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Peter Maloney, Martin Moran, David Pittu, Kate Rigg, Omar Sangare and Timothy Splain

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