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Operette

Toneelhuis, Timeau De Keyser, tibaldus

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In Operette (Operetta), Witold Gombrowicz presents the history of the twentieth century as a series of costume changes. He contrasts this with a person who wants to withdraw from this process in order to be ‘naked’.
Baron Firulet and Count Agenor, both frivolous souls, vie for the heart of Albertinette. They shower her with the most sophisticated possible clothing. But Albertinette, obliged to wear these wondrous, hideous clothes, secretly dreams of nudity. Meanwhile, revolutionaries infiltrate the court: they want to overthrow the prevailing fashion, ‘The Shape’, at the forthcoming royal ball. Distrust your clothes! Question your costume!

After Yvonne, Prinses van Bourgondië (Yvona, Princess of Burgundy) and Het Huwelijk (The Marriage), tibaldus is now staging Operette, their third Gombrowicz. A show that light-heartedly philosophizes about the cogwheels of history, with the passion and divine silliness of an operetta.

Credits

text

  • Witold Gombrowicz

translation

  • Paul Beers

performance

  • Marjan De Schutter
  • Dounia Mahammed
  • Ferre Marnef
  • Hendrik Van Doorn
  • Lieselotte De Keyzer
  • Hans Mortelmans
  • Simon De Winne
  • Sander De Winne
  • Lieven Gouwy
  • sophia Bauer
  • Stan Martens
  • Matilde Casier

concept

  • Simon De Winne
  • Hans Mortelmans
  • Timeau De Keyser

director

  • Timeau De Keyser

vocal guide

  • Sander De Winne
  • Lieven Gouwy

choreografisch advies

  • Femke Gyselinck

costumes

  • Monique Van Hassel
  • Kathleen Van Mechelen
  • Kasia Mielczarek
  • Lieselot Osselaer

light

  • Bram Delafonteyne
  • Emmanuel Desmyter

sound

  • Jeroen Kenens

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • P.U.L.S. - Project for Upcoming Artists for the Large Stage
  • tibaldus

with the support of

  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
  • Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter

All data

  1. Thursday 2 February 2023 — 20h00 — CC Nova, Wetteren
  2. Wednesday 15 February 2023 — 20h00 — CC Ter Vesten, Beveren
  3. Friday 17 February 2023 — 20h00 — CC 't Getouw, Mol
  1. Thursday 16 December 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  2. Friday 17 December 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 18 December 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Sunday 19 December 2021 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Saturday 29 January 2022 — 20h00 — CC Ter Vesten, Beveren
  6. Wednesday 9 February 2022 — 20h30 — CC Zwaneberg, Heist-Op-Den-Berg
  7. Tuesday 15 February 2022 — 20h00 — Campo Minard, Gent
  8. Wednesday 16 February 2022 — 20h00 — Campo Minard, Gent
  9. Friday 18 March 2022 — 20h30 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  10. Saturday 19 March 2022 — 20h30 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
  11. Cancelled: Saturday 26 March 2022 — 20h00 — De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
  12. Tuesday 26 April 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  13. Wednesday 27 April 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  14. Friday 16 September 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

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