In the unleavened reality of late communism ABBA was a breeze of something so amazing and unreal, almost supernatural for the residents of East block. It is likely that you can meet somewhere in Poland such as the women heroine of Tomasz Man’s play: a middle-aged lady, in love with the music of ABBA, singing ABBA’s songs all day, leading to her husband, daughter, neighbours and friends to madness. Once she dreamed about going to a concert, now she would like to visit the ABBA museum in Sweden.
What is hidden in this madness? History, spanning between years of sad and grey communism and the current time, masking truly tragic events, with warm, slightly nostalgic humour. Discussions about the price we have to pay for dreams, Illustrating that sometimes it’s difficult to recognize those dreams when they come true after many years.
The verbal presentation of “My Abba” by the Capitol actors won the grand prix of the European Theatrical Projects Festival Les Eurotopiques in Tourcoing in 2012, and was invited to the next edition of the completed play.
May 12th, 2013
The Capitol Musical Theatre
€12,000 for three performances (estimated) including transportation, and hotels
Agents and institutions whom would be interested in staging “My Abba” performances.