The Widows’ Respite is a play written by Mirrors B., and composed for the Stage playwrights “The Widows.” The play itself is about two characters named Helen and Paul, who are staying in England during World War II. Helen and Paul are assigned to a home for widows, and Helen’s husband passes away. But when Helen becomes too ill to work, she is forced to leave Paul, who is very much worried about her.
Right after Helen’s passing, Paul gets a visit from her younger sister Anna, who wants him to take care of her and provide financial stability for her little brother Alex. Since Paul is financially stable, he agrees, but on the day of their release, his sister falls ill. The doctors believe that she has cancer, but tests prove that it was caused by a simple virus. Having no other choice, Paul contacts the British theatre company, Debicki, and arranges for their actress, Corin to come and act in the production of the play.
Meanwhile, at the London hotel where the play is being performed, the production crew begins preparing for the production of the play. The director of the production, Steve McQueen, approaches steve mcqueen about the possibility of having the play transferred from the West End into the Stratford-upon-Avon theater for its wider release date. But when it is revealed that the play is for a female only, Steve McQueen decides to cancel the transfer.
But when the production of the play is moved to the West End, it becomes a hit. The director, Steve McQueen, receives numerous awards for his directing, and the cast of the play includes Anne Bancroft ( Lysa), John Barrow (odor), Roger Lloyd Pack (hook), Hugh Lewis ( Hercules), Max Lewis (Chagra), Paul Mcahan (agent), David Soul (adderal son), and Frank Valentino (sid). And just when the press campaign for the play is heating up, a newly discovered connection surfaces between Steve McQueen and the late Diana Barrow. While promoting the play, Steve McQueen is quoted as saying that he had seen the film adaptation of the play, and that he thought it was a good one. “There’s a good widow in it,” he was quoted as saying. “Diana was in the play, she played a widower, that I have never seen. There’s a lovely woman in it who makes it real.”
But although the play is an instant hit, it is not without its share of problems. Although Ben Kingsley stars as the main villain, the film lacks the originality of the original play and is largely forgettable. The cast of the play also suffers from under performance, as does the entire production. However, with a strong female lead and the star of the movie, it is likely that widows budget will be able to cover the total cost of this hilarious production.
Debutante, a contemporary opera about an ageing Countess who re-marries a much younger man ( Benedikt) is also scheduled to open at the Theater in Warsaw. Expect to see the debut of two new singers, Janata, who previously appeared in the musical Carousel and Katerina. It is expected that the opera will open with a preview before the start of performances on September first, followed by a longer run during the autumn and winter. On paper, the widows cast and debicki are looking at earning around 75.6 million.
A new play called A Doll’s House is scheduled to premiere on the Warsaw stage, beginning on the second weekend of August. This play promises a blend of reality and fiction, following the life of a working-class girl, which is riddled with poverty and abuse. The play will likely earn around half a million for the first year alone. A strong lead character and strong ensemble have helped make A Doll’s House one of the best-selling plays in Polish since it premiered on April first. It is widely expected that the play will join the long list of popular plays headed to the Warsaw Theatre in 2021.
Two more highly anticipated plays, produced by independent producers, are slated for first week of August. One is The Autobiography of Professor Robinson by Pawel Brody, while the other is The Pirate’s Bastard by Adam Princip. Both playwrights have earned rave reviews from national theater critics. Both plays are expected to earn around half a million for the year. These are two of the most highly coveted independent plays heading to the Theater in Poland this year.
So, as you can see, there are many more potential openings awaiting budding playwrights and directors across the country. The quality of the shows coming to the Theater in Warsaw depends on the playwright and the director. So far, judging by the casts and performances in the past few years, we can say that the city of Pozna, Warsaw has once again become a hot spot for new plays and productions.