25.03.2023 26.03.2023

Sartre & de Beauvoir Stefaan Van Brabandt / De Verwondering & Het Zuidelijk Toneel

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Sartre De Beauvoir Scenefoto 1 C Koen Broos Hr
After Socrates, Marx and Spinoza, philosopher and theater maker Stefaan van Brabandt presents the fourth part in his theater series on great philosophers. Not a monologue, but a dialogue this time. And this time it will be between the most famous couple in the history of philosophy. Brought to you by Sien Eggers and Frank Focketyn.
practical

tickets

€15 - 28

general info

Dutch spoken

estimated duration

120 mins

Simone de Beauvoir is considered the most important writer, philosopher and feminist of modern times. Her classic "The Second Sex" is considered the bible of feminism and forever changed thinking about the role of women in a male-dominated world. Jean-Paul Sartre is considered the father of existentialism. His novels, plays and philosophical works always focus on man who is condemned to freedom. In a world without God, according to Sartre, he must remain true to his essence as a human being and not shun the responsibility of creating meaning and significance himself.

Their intellectual life was played out in Café de Flore on the Boulevard Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, surrounded by writers, artists and philosophers such as Albert Camus, Giacometti, Picasso... Jean-Paul & Simone were public intellectuals and iconic role models who shaped the social, political and philosophical thinking of an entire generation. Existentialism as embodied and propagated by them was no less than a real hype in Europe in the mid-20th century.

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"Focketyn and Eggers tell the story of their characters beautifully"
De Theaterkrant NL

What significance does their philosophy have today? Is the feminist struggle for which de Beauvoir championed still relevant today? And what does she mean by her morality of ambiguity?  What does it mean to be authentically human? Why are we "doomed to freedom"? And why, according to Sartre, are "the others" "hell"? In Sartre & De Beauvoir, the cult figures of French existentialism look back at their lives and thoughts. And on their turbulent love affair.

credits

with

Frank Focketyn, Sien Eggers

concept, text & direction

Stefaan Van Brabandt

dramaturgy

Wannes Gyselinck

artistic advice

Piet Menu, Petra Van Brabandt, Peter Van den Eede

costume design

Ilse Vermeulen

technique

Dimitri De Vos

production

Diane du Pont, Lena van de Ven (stage)

song

'om niet alleen te zijn', gezongen door Naïma Joris, vrije vertaling door Stefaan Van Brabandt, van 'pour ne pas vivre seul' (Daniel Faure/Jacques Luent)

with support of

Literatuur Vlaanderen

coproduction

Het Zuidelijk Toneel, De Verwondering, Arenberg Antwerpen
TOON MEER
TOON MINDER
credits

with

Frank Focketyn , Sien Eggers

concept, text & direction

Stefaan Van Brabandt

dramaturgy

Wannes Gyselinck

artistic advice

Piet Menu, Petra Van Brabandt, Peter Van den Eede

costume design

Ilse Vermeulen

technique

Dimitri De Vos

production

Diane du Pont, Lena van de Ven (stage)

song

'om niet alleen te zijn', gezongen door Naïma Joris, vrije vertaling door Stefaan Van Brabandt, van 'pour ne pas vivre seul' (Daniel Faure/Jacques Luent)

with support of

Literatuur Vlaanderen

coproduction

Het Zuidelijk Toneel, De Verwondering , Arenberg Antwerpen

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This performance will most likely be repeated in 2023 at NTGent. Subscribe here to the waiting list to be the first to know about new dates.

Friday 24 March 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Saturday 25 March 2023
20:00
NTGent Schouwburg
Sunday 26 March 2023
15:00
NTGent Schouwburg
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