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The House by the Swamp

ensemble theatre · cerise films · Ages 12+ · world premiere · Poland

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EMILY AND ELIZABETH HINKLER certified reviewer June 09, 2015
This play is a true labor of love from Jola. Would love to see the next performance at an outdoor theatre with such a respect for nature! Interesting topics and discussion.... full review
SUSAN DION-WESOLOWSKLA June 10, 2015
We attended the 10:00 PM preview performance of "The House By The Swamp" last Friday night, June 5th through a chance encounter made by my husband Lex (Leszek) and a former roommate of the production's main actress/writer/producer Jola Cora. "The House By The Swamp" is a complex, yet easily assimilated statement piece about the writer's personal stand on a choice to live in honor of all living creatures and non-violence within a world characterized by the complete opposite. She sets the stage in a remote, even desolate home located well isolated from a village which is located within a military conflict engaged in by the 'rebels.' She comes to this place to care for an elderly doctor showing signs of dementia. The doctor is seamlessly pl... full review
SHANNON MARAGHY certified reviewer June 30, 2015
tagged as: honest · Beautiful · heartfelt · Love · Compassion · ethics · art · subtle
What can I say? I LOVED The House by the Swamp. So much so that I had to see it twice--I caught the opening night as well as the closing night. The thought of the show makes me so happy because it is such a thing of complex beauty. First of all, it is so original. I'd never seen anything like it. It is an analytical look at how our society deals with violence--some people by resigning themselves to it as "just a part of life," a few by trying to retreat from our violent world by running away (both physically as well as emotionally). Through a series of very human and thought-provoking conversations between characters, the play looks at human-committed violence in its various forms: violence done to human beings in war, etc. and viole... full review

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