Radosław Rychcik/Stefan Zeromski Theater Rock REDCAT this Week

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Polish cult rock band Natural Born Chillers and the Polish theater company Stefan Zeromski Theatre storm the REDCAT stage tomorrow through Sunday for In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, a 1986 drama by French writer Bernard-Marie Koltés.

The production has been described as experimental theater combined with a rave, including the thumping beats of techno music, provided by a DJ. The themes of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll are explored in this onstage experience.


…the searing text by late French writer Bernard-Marie Koltès takes on a visceral urgency when two seductive frontmen for an edgy art-rock band have more than singing on their minds. Under the direction of Radosław Rychcik , the enigmatic young men engage in an intense dance of negotiation.

They are dealer and client, but are clearly trading something deeper and more mysterious than ordinary goods and services. The high-stakes game is played out amid a powerful barrage of video and lighting effects, enhancing Rychcik’s masterful manipulation of raw power and emotional fragility–demonstrating why the young Polish director is gaining global attention.

Natural Born Chillers Audio Samples:

  • ‘T-Shirt’ by Natural Born Chillers
  • ’16 Pages’ by Natural Born Chillers
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Radosław Rychcik/Stefan Zeromski Theatre: In the Solitude of Cotton Fields
Sept. 23-26
Tickets: $20-$25 (general admission), $16-$20 (students with ID), $10-$12 (CalArts students, faculty and staff)

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