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About Elly

STAN, Toneelhuis

A show about doubt, friendship, honour and responsabilty, by and with eleven actors. After the similarly named film by Iranian cineaste Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). 
“I believe that the similarities among the human beings on this earth and its various lands, and among its cultures and its faiths, far outweigh their differences.” (Asghar Farhadi)

Following on from A Separation (2020), STAN makes another foray into the oeuvre of the Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, this time with what film enthusiasts regard as his best film: About Elly. In the spring of 2023 STAN will be working on a play of the same name with a group of eleven actors. The play explores doubt, friendship, honour and responsabilty.

The story unfolds beside the Caspian Sea, where a group of friends is spending a weekend with their children. Among the guests are Elly, the teacher of Sepideh’s young child, and the recently divorced Ahmad, who has only been back from Germany for a few days. Sepideh tries to pair them off. The atmosphere is exuberant. There are lively discussions, they eat, sing, laugh and dance…

A sudden disappearance puts relations between them on edge. We see a group of people wrestling with their morals as the carefree makes way for drama. The solidarity crumbles and individual interests come to the fore.    

Which truth is true and for whom? And is the truth really so relevant? Or can a lie be their salvation?

by and with

  • Kes Bakker
  • Robby Cleiren
  • Jolente De Keersmaeker
  • Lukas de Wolf
  • Anna Franziska Jäger
  • Manizja Kouhestani
  • Armin Mola
  • Mokhallad Rasem
  • Haider Al Timimi
  • Scarlet Tummers
  • Stijn Van Opstal

concept

  • Jolente De Keersmaeker
  • Scarlet Tummers

set

  • Joé Agemans
  • STAN

light

  • Luc Schaltin

costumes

  • Fauve Ryckebusch

production

  • STAN

coproduction

  • Toneelhuis
  • de Roovers
  • Theater Antigone
  • Het Laatste Bedrijf
  • Gallop Tax Shelter

with the support of

  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid

All data

  1. Saturday 25 March 2023 — 20h15 — C-mine, Genk
  2. Sunday 26 March 2023 — 20h00 — CC Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist
  3. Wednesday 29 March 2023 — 20h15 — De Warande, Turnhout
  4. Thursday 30 March 2023 — 20h00 — CC 't Gasthuis, Aarschot
  5. Friday 31 March 2023 — 20h00 — CC Schoten, Schoten
  6. Saturday 1 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC Plomblom, Ninove
  7. Wednesday 5 April 2023 — 20h00 — De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
  8. Friday 7 April 2023 — 20h00 — Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  9. Wednesday 12 April 2023 — 20h15 — SPOT Groningen, Groningen
  10. Sunday 16 April 2023 — 20h00 — 30CC/Schouwburg, Leuven
  11. Tuesday 18 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC Sint-Niklaas, Sint-Niklaas
  12. Wednesday 19 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC De Werf, Aalst
  13. Thursday 20 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC Diest, Diest
  14. Friday 21 April 2023 — 20h00 — Cultuurcentrum, Strombeek-Bever English surtitled - co-programmation Kaaitheater, Westrand, Dilbeek and CC De Factorij, Zaventem
  15. Saturday 22 April 2023 — 20h00 — Cultuurcentrum, Strombeek-Bever English surtitled - co-programmation Kaaitheater, Westrand, Dilbeek and CC De Factorij, Zaventem
  16. Tuesday 25 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC Brugge/Stadsschouwburg, Brugge
  17. Thursday 27 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC De Brouckere, Torhout
  18. Friday 28 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC/LUX, Kapellen
  19. Saturday 29 April 2023 — 20h00 — CC De Velinx, Tongeren
  1. Thursday 9 March 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  2. Friday 10 March 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 11 March 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Sunday 12 March 2023 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Tuesday 14 March 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Wednesday 15 March 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Friday 17 March 2023 — 20h15 — Theater Antigone, Kortrijk
  8. Saturday 18 March 2023 — 20h15 — ARSENAAL/LAZARUS, Mechelen
  9. Wednesday 22 March 2023 — 20h00 — NTGent/Schouwburg, Gent
  10. Thursday 23 March 2023 — 20h00 — NTGent/Schouwburg, Gent
  11. Friday 24 March 2023 — 20h15 — Het Perron, Ieper

Comments (1)

Jan Van den Brande — 12 March 2023

De film is een meesterwerk. Deze productie daarentegen ... Laten we het erop houden dat ik vaak naar mijn horloge gekeken heb.

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