The Piano

It tells a story of love and fierce pride, and places it on a bleak New Zealand coast where people live rudely in the rain and mud, struggling to maintain the appearance of the European society they’ve left behind. It is a story of shyness, repression and loneliness; of a woman who will not speak and a man who cannot listen, and of a willful little girl who causes mischief and pretends she didn’t mean to…

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AUDYTORYJNA HELL / JANUARY 8 / 3:33

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The voice you hear is not my speaking voice, but my mind’s voice. I have not spoken since I was six years old. No one knows why, not even me. My father says it is a dark talent, and the day I take it into my head to stop breathing will be my last. Today he married me to a man I have not yet met. Soon my daughter and I shall join him in his own country. My husband writes that my muteness does not bother him, and hark this! He says: ‚God loves dumb creatures, so why not I?’ Twere good he had God’s patience, for silence affects everyone in the end. The strange thing is I don’t think myself silent. That is because of my piano. I shall miss it on the journey…