by Witold Gombrowicz
Presented by King’s Alumni Society
Friday 9 June 2006, 8.00pm
Saturday 10 June, 2.30pm & 8.00pm
24 Exmouth Market
London EC1R 4QE
Tel: 020 7274 4888
Princess Ivona written in 1938 by renowned Polish playwright, author and philosopher Witold Gombrowicz, is a classic of the Polish repertoire. This is a grotesque play about form, custom and ceremony growing and limiting the individual, who does not know how to and cannot free himself.
The play brings to life the delightfully wicked fairytale kingdom of exotic Burgundia, where life seems flawless. The royal family’s way of life turns into paranoiac chaos when young Prince Philip announces his engagement to the grotesque and disturbing mute Ivona.