The 18th Avenue Theater presents the play in Polish “Przygody pchły szachrajki” based on a classic poem for kids by Jan Brzechwa and directed by Anna Kułakowska. There will be two performances of the play. The premiere is on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 6:30 pm, and the second show is on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2 pm. Tickets are on a Pay what you can basis and can be purchased at Eventbrite.
The play is a journey to the fantastic world of insects. That world is set in a different reality where there is no electronic devices or computers, and everything is powered by mechanical and steam energy. Together with the play’s heroes, the viewers will be able to follow the adventures of the eponymous Mischievous Flea in this fantasy world.
There are three child actors in the play: Amelia, Liliana and Martynka, and four grownups: Anna Kułakowska, Paulina Phung, Steve Chernyavskiy and Jerzy Staszak. Marcin Pączkowski and Krzysztof Kułakowski collaborated on the musical side of the project. The scenography and backstage support provided by Beata and Viktoria Jakobsen.
The additional attraction will be an art gallery of illustrations submitted to the art contest Co w trawie piszczy / What Hisses and Chirps in the Grass, organized by the 18th Avenue Theater and Magdalena Gustowska-Kucharska. The contest winners will receive their awards after the performance. Read more about it here, the deadline is May 31, 2022.
Also available during intermission – a sweet shop with delicious cream horns.
This is the first performance of the newly formed Polish theater at the Polish Cultural Center. It was founded and has been led since its inception by Anna Kułakowska. Congratulations!
This project is supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles and by the Seattle Polish Foundation.