Muhammet Ali Bas in Warsaw

The new season of Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw starts with the stage reading of The Calipsh Will Kiss Our Foreheads by the Austrian author Muhammet Ali Baş, with the direction of Aldona Figura.

The play tells in a highly comic manner of the efforts of two young men to enroll in jihad. Its principal aim is to expose the absurd reasons that motivate them to do so. Aside from all the usual, frequently discussed explanations, the play attempts to highlight the role of pop cultural elements and religious illiteracy in this. In the course of the play the two young men meet a plethora of quirky, bigoted characters who are in the jihad business primarily to further their own financial interests. This is often grotesquely funny but is also highly instructive. Not only for the figures taking part, but also for the audience. The play tries to make sense of the incomprehensible in a quirky and comic manner without making it appear cute.