"Everyone will remember this experience"| 5 December 2023
According to De Standaard, The Last Generation, the 120 Days of Sodom, a co-production by NTGent, is a play you absolutely have to see. The newspaper points out that in the play, the actors with disabilities from Theater Stap were "rarely on such form". "How refreshing not to see them as the embodiment of good morals for once - tv-show Down the road could learn something from that," writes journalist Charlotte De Somviele.
In early November, even the New York Times came to watch the show's premiere in Liège. "The idea of casting performers with learning disabilities as torture victims has caused debate in the Belgian media", writes the American high-profile newspaper. "In interviews, Stap’s members have insisted on their agency in the process of making the show and their desire to do more than feel-good productions. They are obviously gifted performers, and deserve to tell the stories they want to tell.
"This play, like all Milo Rau's plays, provokes many emotional reactions and numerous ethical questions," Radio France wrote. "Some come out shocked, others crushed by the weight of the questions raised by the piece. Still others are impressed by the director's daring and sharpness. But everyone will remember the experience. The theatre is definitely the place where the world reflects on itself."
The Last Generation, the 120 Days of Sodom, a play by Milo Rau, house artist at NTGent, will be shown at NTGent Schouwburg on 8 and 9 December.