CANADIAN PREMIERE of ‘ALIBI’ at Studio Theatre

TORONTO – Atlas Terminal – An International Arts Presentation hosted by Atlas Stage Productions Canada along with Artistic Director Miro Polatynski will be presenting the Canadian premiere of ‘Alibi’ by Lukasz Wylezalek from The Adam Mickiewicz Theatre (Czestochowa – Poland) in the Studio Theatre of the Toronto Centre for the Arts on Friday May 15 at 8pm and Saturday May 16, 2009 at 6pm & 8pm.
This witty criminal story takes place in the Polish Mountains, at the Czech Republic/Germany border. It unmasks the life of provincial people, their needs, emotions and desires. It grips you, draws you close and gets you to empathize with a set of ordinary but clearly defined characters.

Alibi’s sophisticated humour uncovers a Europe vastly different from what you’re read in history books or heard from your Grandfather’s stories. Writer/Director Lukasz Wylezalek’s plays are powerfully authentic and often dominated by the harshness of reality. Wylezalek is the director of the acclaimed Polish film Balanga (The Bash) and is the author of the films Darmozjad Polski (The Polish Freeloader) and O dwoch takich co nic nie ukradli.

The play features the acting talents of Paula Kwietniewska, Adam Hutyra and Michal Kula.

Designed by: Mariusz Pala
Lighting Designer: Zbigniew Checinski
Music: Janusz Yanina Iwanski
Sound Designer: Zdzislaw Kubziankowski
Assistant Director: Mariuz Korek

Atlas Stage Productions is a theatre company that showcases Canadian diversity to an international audience by staging productions of new Canadian works. Their inaugural production at the Toronto Centre for the Arts was Theatre of the Film Noir in March 2009.

‘Alibi’ will be performed in Polish and translated into English simultaneously.