R&D Facility Solidarity

The play is an attempt to come to terms with the legend of the Solidarity trade union. Its history – the strikes in August, 1980, the imposition of martial law in December, 1981, the pope’s visit, and later events – is shown from the point of view of Grażyna, a young woman who, after graduating from university, spends the summer of 1980 at the seaside before taking up work in a factory in Lower Silesia, where she then joins the newly-formed labour union. Grażyna never appears in the play, which is a collage of memories and comments by her relatives, friends and co-workers.