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"In Pursuit of Liberty..."

April 23, 2007

S.A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish Studies and the Polish Theatre Institute in the SA, Inc. invite on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00pm Torp Theatre, located in Davidson Building Central Connecticut State University w New Britain, CT

"In Pursuit of Liberty..." "Za wasza wolnosc i nasza..." with Nina Polan, Malgorzata Staniszewska, Aleksander Podolak accompanist Pablo Zinger.

A short program celebrating the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 and its significance throughout the years. It consists of readings from the Constitution, poetry and music and popular songs of the times up to the present day.

After a short intermission we present Boguslawski/Stefani 's KRAKOWIACY I GORALE
An Assumed Miracle.
An 18th Century Polish opera buffo (premiered at the time of the Polish Constitution and performed through Kosciuszko's fight for
Poland's independence, the final partition of Poland and up to the present day. A Mozartian opera buffo, sung in Polish, narrated and with English dialogues and presented in a full production in sets and costumes.

performed by
Justyna DiBiagio soprano
Malgorata Staniszewska mezzosoprano
Jeff Morrissey baritone
Ko Kaiden baritone
Aleksander Podolak baritone
Bruce Rameker Baritone
narrated by Nina Polan with Pablo Zinger at the piano
Conceived and directed by Nina Polan and Music Direktor Pablo Zinger
Sets and Costumes: Renata Podolec Sets, Lights, Stage Management Andrzej Walczak

The event is FREE and the public is cordially invited. Refreshment will be served.
For further information, please contact the Polish Studies program at 860 832-3010 or jacquesm@ccsu.edu