GREAT MAN OF SMALL
BUSINESS

The performance is based on a text by count Aleksander Fredro, a classic of Polish romantic comedy, a poet and a freemason. Emotions, the lack of emotions, and appearances are among the main topics of the performance. Obscene poems bring up an important and relevant problem of the lack of middle ground between Fredro’s imported model of refined erotic game and local “military” humour. Michał Borczuch skilfully presents the nervousness of mutual contacts, of sticking together, of lasting through inertia, habit or constraint constantly in one place.

The improvised scene of reading newspapers, changing depending on contemporary events, contains an interesting trope: the topic of the growing absurdity of the world and the incompatibility of social and private lives, somehow justifying the prevailing escapism, passivity, and lack of ambition of the characters.