Sweet Revenge Comes Back to St. Louis In Style

Upstream Theater presents

Sweet Revenge

As performed by the Juliusz Słowacki Players

North Saint Louis, 1933

By Aleksander Fredro

In a new verse translation by Philip Boehm

About the play

A castle now in disrepair…

Its lands long parceled out to heirs…

A boundary wall in sharp dispute…

A squabble grown into a feud…

Men marked by jealousy and spite…

Will love suffice to set things right?

If you’ve quibbled with your neighbor

You will find here much to savor.

And if you haven’t—good for you!

We’re sure that you’ll enjoy it, too.

Considered the finest Polish comedy ever written, this 19th century verse drama uses Molière-like wit to poke fun of human follies. Upstream takes the hijinks to another level by presenting the play as performed by an actual amateur Polish immigrant theater from the 1930s. A sympathetic satire with a focus on tolerance. Starring John Bratkowski, John Contini, J. Samuel Davis, Caitlin Mickey, Jane Paradise, Whit Reichert and Peter Winfrey.

Kranzberg Arts Center

Oct. 6-22 2017 at 8 PM except Oct 8 & 15th at 7 PM and Oct 22nd at 2 PM

Directed by Philip Boehm Set by Patrick Huber Costumes by Laura Hanson Lighting by Steve Carmichael

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