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Het wijde land

‘Seducing another man's wife is allowed when in danger of perishing from love for her.’
(from the Kamasutra)

‘Seducing another man's wife is allowed when in danger of perishing from love for her.’
(from the Kamasutra)

We. We don't want fierce love, we don't  demand blood, we don't call out for vengeance.
Not any longer.
We are broad-minded, kind-hearted, perfectly informed, clear-sighted and congenial.
We are free, free at last, free at last! Delivered from the yoke of our instincts.
Damn, here comes Lust! Go away, Lust!
Aargh, there's Passion! You lecherous hussy! You troublemaker! Leave us alone!
We've only just managed to get this well-balanced.
We're headed in the right direction.
It's a one-way street, this evolution, so it should be the right direction, don't you think?
We're geared up for all kinds of levity, attuned to everyone's moods.
Yes! We're free. Liberated, guys! And girls. Ahem.

We cherish choices, as submissive as rulers.
And if Lust and Passion should overpower us after all, everyone will understand.
Yep! Everyone.

We're splendid creatures.
(They all laugh. Oh, such elegant mammals!)

A piece for middle-aged lechers with one young boy (who'll hopefully die at the end, the oaf!)

‘I think I have avoided you from a kind of reluctance to meet my double. (…) Your determinism as well as your scepticism—what people call pessimism—your preoccupation with the truths of the unconscious and of the instinctual drives in man, your dissection of the cultural conventions of our society, the dwellings of your thoughts on the polarity of love and death; all this moves me with an uncanny feeling of familiarity. (…) So I have formed the impression that you know through intuition—or rather from detailed self-observation—everything that I have discovered by laborious work on other people.’
(From a letter from Sigmund Freud to Arthur Schnitzler, 1922

 

"Het wijde land feels like any history of adultery. On the surface a seemingly rudderless development. Underneath constant searching and groping for compelling action, with the occasional salutary eruption and increasing sensitivity towards the end." - Wouter Hillaert in De Standaard, 29.10.2013***

“The dialogues about love and, despite everything, fidelity, are deeply and sometimes movingly authentic." – Kester Freriks in NRC Handelsblad****, 28.10.2013

 

“A sober, unsparing narrative. A magnificent evening of theatre.” – Loek Zonneveld in Theaterkrant.nl****

 

“A succession of quite brilliant monologues.(…) The Flemings display brutal egoism and vehement craving and passion. Gradually the accomplished actors’ performance becomes more serious, resulting in a breathtakingly beautiful last part.” – Hein Janssen in De Volkskrant****, 04.11.2013

Credits

by and with

  • Sara De Roo
  • Jolente De Keersmaeker
  • Olympique Dramatique
  • Damiaan De Schrijver
  • Koen De Graeve
  • Geert Van Rampelberg
  • Stijn Van Opstal
  • Charlotte Vandermeersch

text

  • Arthur Schnitzler

scenography

  • Olympique Dramatique
  • tg STAN
  • Tom Liekens
  • Matthias de Koning

light design

  • Thomas Walgrave

music

  • Frank Vercruyssen

costume design

  • Inge Büscher

production, technical manager

  • Toneelhuis
  • tg STAN

assistant

  • Filip Eyckmans

All data

Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Thursday 24 October 2013 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  2. Friday 25 October 2013 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 26 October 2013 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Wednesday 30 October 2013 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Thursday 31 October 2013 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Friday 1 November 2013 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Saturday 2 November 2013 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Sunday 3 November 2013 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Friday 8 November 2013 — Toneelschuur, Haarlem
  10. Saturday 9 November 2013 — Toneelschuur, Haarlem
  11. Monday 11 November 2013 — CC Zwaneberg, Heist-Op-Den-Berg
  12. Wednesday 13 November 2013 — cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt
  13. Friday 15 November 2013 — CC De Kollebloem, Puurs
  14. Saturday 16 November 2013 — CC MUZE, Heusden-Zolder
  15. Monday 18 November 2013 — BRONKS, Brussel
  16. Wednesday 20 November 2013 — De Warande, Turnhout
  17. Thursday 21 November 2013 — NTGent - schouwburg, Gent
  18. Saturday 23 November 2013 — CC Mechelen, Mechelen
  19. Tuesday 3 December 2013 — CC Diest, Diest
  20. Wednesday 4 December 2013 — CC De Velinx, Tongeren
  21. Friday 6 December 2013 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  22. Saturday 7 December 2013 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  23. Sunday 8 December 2013 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  24. Tuesday 10 December 2013 — CC Sint-Niklaas, Sint-Niklaas
  25. Wednesday 11 December 2013 — CC Sint-Niklaas, Sint-Niklaas
  26. Thursday 12 December 2013 — 30CC, Leuven
  27. Friday 13 December 2013 — 30CC, Leuven
  28. Saturday 14 December 2013 — 30CC, Leuven
  29. Tuesday 17 December 2013 — CC 't Gasthuis, Aarschot, Aarschot
  30. Wednesday 18 December 2013 — CC Kortrijk, Kortrijk
  31. Friday 20 December 2013 — CC Knokke-Heist, Knokke-Heist
  32. Saturday 21 December 2013 — De Grote Post, Oostende

Nieuws over ‘Het wijde land’

Video — 11 May 2015

Het vertrekt toch altijd van een straffe tekst

David Verdeure runt Manitoba Audiovisuele Producties. Een tiental jaar geleden maakte hij de ATV-trailers voor Toneelhuis, o.a. voor de voorstellingen van Olympique Dramatique. Hij kent het werk van het viertal dus van dichtbij. Hij vroeg expliciet om de mannen te mogen interviewen op de rekwisietenzolder van de Bourla. Stijn Van Opstal is op dat moment op tournee met Carrara van Studio Orka, maar de drie andere Olympiquers tekenen present. En ze hebben er zin in.

Video — 9 October 2013

Het wijde land, een voorstelling van STAN en Toneelhuis | Olympique Dramatique

Eerdere Stan/Olympique Dramatique - ontmoetingen, niet chronologisch, achternamen: der ring des nibelungen: de schrijver de graeve / de parelvissers: de keersmaeker de roo van rampelberg van opstal / an ideal husband: van rampelberg van opstal de schrijver / cologne: de roo van rampelberg / mooi: vandermeersch de schrijver / swooni: van opstal de roo de schrijver van rampelberg / het biedt geen troost: van rampelberg de roo de keersmaeker / (n)iemand: vandermeersch de graeve de roo van opstal/ toestand: vandermeersch de keersmaeker de roo van rampelberg de schrijver de graeve van opstal / met man en macht: de schrijver van opstal de graeve de roo / de eenzame weg/le chemin solitaire: de keersmaeker van opstal de schrijver.

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