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.
P.U.L.S. - Project for Upcoming Artists for the Large Stage
with the support of
de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter
Thursday 2 February 2023 — 20h00 — CC Nova, Wetteren
Wednesday 15 February 2023 — 20h00 — CC Ter Vesten, Beveren
Friday 17 February 2023 — 20h00 — CC 't Getouw, Mol
Thursday 16 December 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
Friday 17 December 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
Saturday 18 December 2021 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
Sunday 19 December 2021 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
Saturday 29 January 2022 — 20h00 — CC Ter Vesten, Beveren
Wednesday 9 February 2022 — 20h30 — CC Zwaneberg, Heist-Op-Den-Berg
Tuesday 15 February 2022 — 20h00 — Campo Minard, Gent
Wednesday 16 February 2022 — 20h00 — Campo Minard, Gent
Friday 18 March 2022 — 20h30 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
Saturday 19 March 2022 — 20h30 — Kaaitheater, Brussel
Saturday 26 March 2022 — 20h00 — De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
Tuesday 26 April 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
Wednesday 27 April 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
Friday 16 September 2022 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
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