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Stefan Golaszewski
Speaks About A Girl
He Once Loved

World Premiere of new play by Stefan Golaszewski

Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh 
for the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
30 July 25 August 2008

Barrow Street Theatre, New York, 
25 January
1 February 2009

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Cast List
 
Stefan Golaszewski
  
Direction, design and lighting by Phillip Breen
Stage Manager – Ally Wilson
   



Selected Reviews

SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST WINNER 2008

NOMINATED FOR 2008 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE 
BY THE STAGE NEWSPAPER 



The List
'Arguably the most striking Fringe debut since Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs.'
 
 

Three Weeks
'A gutsy masterpiece, a hilarious work of art.'
 
 

Broadway Baby
'Stefan Golaszewski Speaks About A Girl He Once Loved is intelligent and imaginative and perfectly blends comedy and tragedy making it a masterfully touching piece.'
 
 

The Scotsman
'Excellent. Nobody can fail to be touched by this story.' 
 
 
The Financial Times
'When the poetry of love fountains up from this tale, it is enthralling precisely because its language is not purple or overdone; he describes feelings, images and epiphanies precisely as they have struck us all at one time or another. We don’t need language to make them transcendental – we have the common bond of experience.'
 
 
The Stage
'Golaszewski tells the story with such emotional openness and understated reality that everyone in his audience will be reminded of their own pasts and relive the pain and wonder of first love. He is particularly adept at capturing love’s glorious follies, from the way trying to express never-before-felt feelings leads you into poetry that is just beyond your grasp, to the suitcase stuffed with yeses he strews about the stage when she asks for a kiss. It is a small story but a sweetly evocative one, for anyone who has ever been in love or wishes they had. A MUST SEE SHOW'
 
 
British Theatre Guide
'Golaszewski is a rarity in his raw honesty of a young man losing his mind, body and soul to 'the most perfect girl' he ever met or perhaps a great actor if this is fiction. This is all punctuated with the perfect timing of exquisitely placed props and sound cues – his 'yes' moment is not to be missed. Funny, honest and magically real – what more could you want in a monologue?'
 
 


 
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo by Pete Le May.
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo © Pete Le May
 

Stefan Golaszewski. Photo by Pete Le May.
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo © Pete Le May
 

Stefan Golaszewski. Photo by Pete Le May.
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo © Pete Le May
 

Stefan Golaszewski. Photo by Pete Le May.
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo © Pete Le May
 

Stefan Golaszewski. Photo by Pete Le May.
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo © Pete Le May
 
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo by Pete Le May.
Stefan Golaszewski. Photo © Pete Le May
 
  
  

 
Flyer for Stefan Golaszewski Speaks About A Girl He Once Loved. Photography and design by Pete Le May.
 
Flyer for Stefan Golaszewski Speaks About A Girl He Once Loved. Photography and design by Pete Le May.

Flyer photography and design by Pete Le May
 

 
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