This important play from one of Poland's most prominent playwrights has had successful stagings in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York. It takes place on a New Year's Eve in an unnamed country in the home of two immigrants. One is a political exile, an intellectual who gets his money from a mysterious source. The other is a ditch digger who is saving money to bring over his family. At first it seems the laborer is uncouth and dependent upon the intellectual, but gradually we come to see that the opposite is true.
"It's a political philosophical discussion of modern life skillfully wrapped in a comic package." - The Minneapolis Tribune
"A provocative political document and stimulating theatre." - The New York Times