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R. COONEY
Caught in the Net


Opening night
29.10.2005

The Main Stage
2 h 15 min.

Regular Tickets:
25 – 60 zł

Reduced FareTickets:
20 – 45 zł


PLAY

BEHIND THE SCENE

VIDEO






PRODUCERS

Marcin Sławiński director and music arrangement
Joanna Schoen stage design
Beata Piotrowska director’s assistant
Dagmara Habryka stage manager
Mikołaj Lichtański / Piotr Łobacz sound operator  
Maria Machowska lightning operator 
Krzysztof Lisiak photo shoot



CAST

Grzegorz Przybył  John Smith
Andrzej Warcaba Stanley Gardner
Anna Kadulska  Mary
Violetta Smolińska  Barbara
Katarzyna Kowalczuk / Dorota Kluczewska Vicki
Marek Rachoń  Gavin
Jerzy Głybin  Tata / Pan Gardner 




THE PLAY’S PATH

CAUGHT IN THE NET

Bigamy? But yes! Incest? Never! Tempted by a worldwide stages success of his farce "Run for Your Wife" Ray Cooney after more then 20 years, in 2001 wrote, a sequel to the Smiths’ family history (about a bigamist and his two wives) adding to venerable circle two teenagers, Mr Smith’s children. Problem is eighteen year old Vici and Gavin make an appointment via internet not knowing that their kinship is exceptionally close. Their first date is to main character of the play, John, a real catastrophe. Bigamy yes, incest – staunchly no! John begins a crazy ride between two homes and two families to prevent colossal catastrophe.
When Ray Cooney praised oneself for his stage sequel (common practice in film industry)  the play at once got prize "2002 Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Comedy" for the best comedy of the year, and theatres made a line for a copy, especially from cities where first part of the story about London bigamist enjoyed unending popularity. 

 



Komediowe Bestseller



MEDIA ON THE PLAY

Actors greatly use conventional line at the centre of a stage, dividing two London districts where two bigamist’s wives live. So a play takes part on two parallel plans, clearly marked by J. Schoen’s stage design. In the course of the time protagonists move increasingly faster and nervously between this parts. Well and this greatly played final, that could’t be given away and which in a second destroys interpretation of the play, so ardously built by audience since the first scene. 

"Dziennik Zachodni"

 

Doomed to Stanley’ part Andrzej Warcaba continues „Run for Your Wife" in sport style indeed, in leader T-shirt running alternatively from door to door. He’s doing his best, both telling poor jokes and absurd lies barring the true to come to light. 

"Gazeta Wyborcza"




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