Katarzyna Deszcz director
Andrzej Sadowski scenographer
Adam Snopek vocal coach
Anna Majer choreography
Beata Dzianowicz video projections
Krystyna Wiśniewska director’s assistant
Marcin Całka stage manager
Paweł Szymkowiak sound operator
Ireneusz Pawliszyn, Krzysztof Woźniak ligthning and projections operators
Krystyna Wiśniewska Wife
Wiesław Sławik Husband/Dad
Katarzyna Kowalczuk Daughter /Gird
Michał Rolnicki Director /Boy
"But nobody wants to listen to ABBA, we have 21st century, there is no gensek Gierek, there are no meat ration cards, you don’t wear bell-bottoms…" – says one of the protagonists of musical performance. But how to explain this to certain middle-aged woman who in 1976 was in Poland at a concert of certain cult pop band from Sweden and was so fascinated by their music that she still sings it and even wants to escape by glider to Scandinavia?
"My ABBA" was published in October 2011 in "Dialog" monthly. A month later 3rd programme of Polish Radio broadcasted radio version of the play, directed by the author and in December in Teatr Polski in Wrocław there was a reading of the play. Three months later in Kielce theatre was a premiere of the play (dir. T. Man) and next viewers/listeners journeyed with affection to 70’. It’s hardly surprising since till today only Elvis and Beatles sold more discs than ABBA, the band that is an unique phenomenon in pop culture.
In K. Deszcz production the essence of the performance is something, that in T. Man's play was a background only – director shows how ruthless in comparision to television in 70’s modern media world. Their iron rules says: we don’t talk about sad things, counts fun only.
Fan woman singing on a balcone is at last notice by well-known director (Michał Rolnicki),who accepts her with whole her wardrobe: shiny, sewn with her own hands dresses, bell-bottoms, wedge-heeled shoes and ABBA wigs...
All to make her life a tv show worthy 21st century. Because retro style is always in style and woman looking like Fida is a living Stockholm museum!