"I am the dog that once having eaten human flesh has to be put down."
In 2007 Olympique Dramatique and Guy Cassiers made a stage adaptation of De geruchten (The Rumours), the successful novel Hugo Claus wrote in 1996. In 1998 Claus produced a sequel, Onvoltooidverleden (Unfinished History), which Olympique Dramatique is staging in 2012. The play is set several decades later, in a large city far from the village of Alegem. Whereas De geruchten revolved around René Catrijsse, this time the protagonist is his brother Noël. As a child Noël suffered brain damage as the result of a fall. He is now questioned by former police commissioner Blaute at his own request. What follows is a harsh account of a damaged and damned soul. The play is performed by Jan Decleir and Tom Dewispelaere.
Pure actors’ theatre, of the kind you rarely see.
"You have to see this. Onvoltooid verleden is perfect actors’ theatre with a brilliant ending."
"Essential narrative and listening theatre with two first-rate actors and no multimedia hocus-pocus."
With seventeen years under their belts and at least five more years lying ahead, the two Olympique Dramatique stalwarts undeniably are established names within Toneelhuis. Although Stijn Van Opstal’s beard is considerably greyer than in 2006, Van Opstal and his comrade Tom Dewispelaere are still what they have always been: actors through and through.
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