Friday, August 15, 2008

"The Water Hen" - Onyx Theatre - Goldstar

"The Water Hen" - Onyx Theatre - Goldstar:

"The Ministry of Culture in the new Communist Poland decided to exhume Witkiewicz's body in the post-war period and move it to Shakopane, and give him a ceremonial burial with honors. It was performed according to plan, though nobody was allowed to open the coffin delivered by the Soviet authorities.

Much later, a genetic study proved that the body belonged to an unknown Ukrainian woman — a final absurdist joke 50 years after the publication of the writer's last novel."

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