The first collaboration between bestselling author Édouard Louis and director Milo Rau results in a very personal text about doubting and failing.
Edouard Louis & Milo Rau / NTGent & IIPM
✔ Dutch & French spoken
✔ English & Dutch surtitles
✔ Length: 65 min
✔ Trigger warnings: none
With the performance ‘The Interrogation’, Milo Rau and Edouard Louis now present a very personal text about doubting and failing. The play was written and staged by Louis and Rau in spring 2021, originally commissioned by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, IIPM & NTGent, but never premiered. Now it can finally be seen live. Performed by NTGent global ensemble actor Arne De Tremerie, The Interrogation is a “demonstration for vulnerability”, a moment of poetic standstill.
Can we escape our biography through art, or is art only the record of a failed liberation? “It’s a deeply melancholic play, a fragmentary play, a tender play”, as Louis and Rau said in an interview – a constant exchange on theatre and reality, failing and transformation, fiction and truth, on becoming and being.
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✒ “Milo Raus simpelste, intiemste én beste voorstelling van de laatste jaren” - De Morgen ****
✒ “Metamorfosen van een steracteur” - Etcetera
✒ “Mislukt theaterproject wordt alsnog uitermate boeiende toneelavond” - Theaterkrant
Milo Rau (Bern, 1977) proves in projects like The Congo Tribunal, La Reprise, Orestes in Mosul, The New Gospel or School of Resistance that theatre does not have to be detached from society but that it is a necessary contribution to politics, culture, and society – a place to tell true stories that shape our society.
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Édouard Louis has gained worldwide success in recent years with his books, in which he describes his life from his teenage years, his struggles in a small town in northern France and growing up as a young homosexual man. Theatre plays a crucial role in his life. Playing theatre himself brings him into contact with literature, but also teaches him how to survive through acting.
Arne De Tremerie (1992) graduated from KASK Drama in Ghent in 2020. He is currently performing in the production Grief and Beauty by Milo Rau and NTGent, touring Belgium and abroad. In the past, he has appeared in Anatomy of Pain by Lies Pauwels, No Coincidence, No story by Berten Vanderbruggen and Siona Houthuys and Konijn met pruimen by Laika, among others.
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