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Combining physical theater, live music, and clown, two actors and a cellist bring to life the ironic and astonishing poetry of Nobel Prize-winning poet Wisława Szymborska. Performed in three languages with original musical score throughout, the play awakens us to the poetic state of wonder and a fragmented humanity with incredible insight, humor, and precision. From a tango to a devotion to onions, to conversation with stones and the stars above, This Is Why We Live is a celebration of the complexity of human existence and the poet herself, one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.

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