Synopsis: Gardenia, by Elzbieta Chowaniec, is a story about four generations of women from one Polish family who are fighting with their belief systems, personal experiences, and heritage. They all exist at the same age simultaneously: great grandmother, grandmother, mother and daughter are all 33 years old, a pivotal age for a woman, but they are able to easily reach across space and time to encounter one another. Gardenia allows each woman’s personal drama to unfold, while viewing those issues in the context of WWII, Communism, and contemporary Polish culture.
Date/Time: Tuesday May 21 at 6:30 pm
Playwright: Elzbieta Chowaniec
Translator: Aleksandra Kneifel
Director: Monica Payne
Collaborator: Trap Door Theatre