Aan de start van de brug | NTGent
24.10.24 02.11.24

Aan de start van de brug Werktoneel / NTGent

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Aan de start van de brug Promo horizontal Chloé Wasselin-Dandre
Fed by a novel from the rich oeuvre of American novelist Don DeLillo, collective Werktoneel and NTGent create a successor to the highly acclaimed performance ‘Gruis / aan de twijfel’.
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✔ Dutch spoken
✔ English surtitles

For Aan de start van de brug (At the Foot of the bridge), the Werktoneel collective explores the work of another celebrated author: Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of his time. Their previous play, Gruis / aan de twijfel  (2023), selected as best performance of the year by Belgian press and based on the work of Willem Frederik Hermans, catapulted Werktoneel into the spotlight as an audience and press favourite.

The starting point for Aan de start van de brug  is the 2016 novel Zero K, DeLillo’s ‘book of the dead’ in which he describes how several super-rich people try to overcome their mortality by allowing themselves to be preserved in ice (cryopreservation).

Their bodies are frozen and stored until the time when medicine is sufficiently advanced to reanimate them. The outcome of this experiment is uncertain, since the technology to resurrect them does not yet exist. The human guinea pigs are standing at the foot of a bridge that probably leads to nowhere.

Brace yourself for a new sample of “sublime actors’ theatre” shot straight from the quiver of a hyper-talented young makers’ collective. Or, as Belgian newspaper De Standaard wrote: “The new generation has arrived, and it’s here to stay.”

credits

text & direction

Jesse Vandamme

performance

Louise Bergez, Lucas van der Vegt, Lucie Plasschaert, Joeri Happel

dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

set & costume design

Chloé Wasselin-Dandre

lighting design

Dennis Diels

coach writing process

Kristof Van Baarle

outside eye

Laurens Aneca

many thanks to

Emma Gheeraert
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credits

text & direction

Jesse Vandamme

performance

Louise Bergez , Lucas van der Vegt , Lucie Plasschaert , Joeri Happel

dramaturgy

Kaatje De Geest

set & costume design

Chloé Wasselin-Dandre

lighting design

Dennis Diels

coach writing process

Kristof Van Baarle

outside eye

Laurens Aneca

many thanks to

Emma Gheeraert

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