Scenario for Non-existing but possible instrumental actors
Chopin Productions

Critic's Choice

It seams like a lecture,?but Peszek - using nothing but fire, water, flour, Ping-Pong balls, buckets, fishing line, a cello, and every inch of the stage - makes it looks easy. His virtuoso turn also happens to be mindless kinetic fun."


7/21/01 - 7/29/01


"It seams like a lecture,?but Peszek - using nothing but fire, water, flour, Ping-Pong balls, buckets, fishing line, a cello, and every inch of the stage - makes it looks easy. His virtuoso turn also happens to be mindless kinetic fun.
Like the self-conscious text, the physical commentary is alternately oblique, sardonic, thoughful, ridiculous - but it has an unbroken, almost musical rhythm, that's mesmering. Playwrigh and critic Boguslaw Schaeffer is best known as a composer, and in a sense the limber, rubber-faced Peszek is both conductor andorchestra for this piece - the"instrumental actor" of the title - dramatizing both the difficulty of making, meaningful art and the frustrating art of describing that difficulty." Brian Nemtusac, Chicago Reader July 27, 2001, Critic's Choice

Author
Boguslaw Schaeffer

Performers
Jan Peszek

Tags: Polish, Theater, New Europe, 2001