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Van de Velde

Erik Vlaminck has written a new play for three actors about the undeservedly forgotten Antwerp writer Roger Van de Velde (1925-1970). Geert van Rampelberg, Ben Segers and Wouter Hendrickx perform these jigsaw pieces of a shattered life. Sometimes radiant in the sun. Sometimes black from the deepest misery. The pain of being, captured in beauty.

Journalist Roger Van de Velde (1925-1970) found himself in trouble with the law after forging doctors’ letters to obtain Palfium (Dextromoramide). The drug had originally been recommended as a painkiller by his doctor before it was known to be addictive. It is unbelievable but true that as a result of that fraudulent act, Van de Velde spent eight years in prisons and psychiatric institutions with just short intervals in-between. During that time, he produced a small literary oeuvre of lasting merit. A campaign led by writers eventually resulted in his being released. Just a few weeks later Roger Van de Velde was found dead in a chair at a street café in the centre of Antwerp. He probably died of an overdose of Palfium. It seems that in 2012 the (non-)treatment of prisoners in Belgium is still unworthy of a welfare state.

Credits

by and with

  • Geert Van Rampelberg
  • Wouter Hendrickx
  • Ben Segers

text

  • Erik Vlaminck

scenography

  • Hugo Moens

costume design

  • Karen De Wolf

production

  • Olympique Dramatique
  • Toneelhuis

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Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Thursday 8 March 2012 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  2. Friday 9 March 2012 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 10 March 2012 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Sunday 11 March 2012 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Tuesday 29 May 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Wednesday 30 May 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Thursday 31 May 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Friday 1 June 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Saturday 2 June 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

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