Poland 3 Iran 2

Less a piece of theatre, and more a very interesting tandem lecture about football, politics, and family all cornering around the 1976 Olympic Football match between Poland and Iran. Chris Dobrowolski and Mehrdad Seyf are both warm and inviting while they discuss the history of the two nations and their own histories with an effective slide show in a pub, and both of the stories have a great deal of drama and poignancy. Since Dobrowolski is a visual artist, a sculpture of his is included in the front of the space. The visual art aspect of Mr. Dobrowolski’s work made me question why I was watching this piece in a bar rather than a art gallery of some sort. For site specific work during the festival, this is definitely one of the more perplexing projects to critique, especially since the audience members are just sitting in a pub watching a series of slides. It is enjoyable none the less, but I feel that it would be better served in more of a gallery setting instead.

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1976, the best ever Polish football team played the best ever Iranian football team. Tomaszewski v Ali Parvin. Poland win, just. Dobrowolski and Seyf discuss football, revolution, love and Subbuteo. www.30birdproduction.org

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