21.04.23 06.05.23

Gruis/aan de twijfel Jesse Vandamme & Werktoneel / NTGent

TICKETS

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In search of radical insanity, the creators of Werktoneel hurtle through the oeuvre of the Dutch author Willem Frederik Hermans.
practical

tickets

€15 - 24

general info

✔ DUTCH spoken
✔ ENG surtitles
✔ Thanks to our Theatre Tablet you can also enjoy (from 27/04):
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In the nihilistic universe of the author Willem Frederik Hermans, reality is a barely fathomable chaos. Nevertheless, the characters who populate this universe are plagued by the desire to lend meaning to the banality of their daily lives. Lonely figures plough their way through impossible tasks and risk losing themselves in meaningless details.

Gruis/ aan de twijfel  forms a backdrop for those who no longer experience reality as normal, thus serving as an antidote to reason for those who have lost their senses and embraced paranoia. As an antidote to reason, they make insanity tangible and show that the world can only be approached from a manic mental state.

After Solipsists  (2022), the KASK alumni of Werktoneel – Jesse Vandamme, Louise Bergez, Lucas Van der Vegt, Joeri Happel and Lucie Plasschaert – are continuing their investigation of human isolation. Whereas Solipsists focused on individual consciousness and the extent of its subjectivity, Hermans’ oeuvre offers the group a new angle for their explorations. Supported by a soundtrack based on sounds from heavy industry, the production is an antidote to our self-declared transparent and positive society, offering a critique of our desperate optimism about progress.

credits

performance & creation

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

direction & concept

Jesse Vandamme

sound design & music

Laurens Mannaerts

set design

Chloé Wasselin

light design

Dennis Diels

production management

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credits

performance & creation

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

direction & concept

Jesse Vandamme

sound design & music

Laurens Mannaerts

set design

Chloé Wasselin

light design

Dennis Diels

production management

Greet Prové

TICKETS

Friday 21 April 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Wednesday 26 April 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Thursday 27 April 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Saturday 29 April 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca
Thursday 4 May 2023
18:30
NTGent Arca
Friday 5 May 2023
20:00
NTGent Arca

ON TOUR

Wednesday 31 May 2023
20u30
Brussel (KVS Box)
Thursday 01 June 2023
20u30
Brussel (KVS Box)

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