Theatre

De Hereniging Van De Twee Koreas

Company Het Nationale Theater
Production 2018
Photo: Sanne Peper

Just before he says yes, a groom-to-be confesses that he has also kissed the bride's sister… and her sisters… and friends. An old man visits his wife every day, who has lost her memory. Two heart friends get into a fight after one confesses that he used to find the other unpleasant. A neighbour and neighbour try to restrain their love for each other, while their husbands jump each other noisily in the hallway. And sixteen other love situations ...

In a swirling and slightly absurdist sequence of twenty short and longer scenes, the French writer Joël Pommerat (Ca Ira (1) Fin de Louis, Holland Festival 2016) takes us along the very human lusts and burdens of love: early love, extinguished love, forbidden love, thrilling love, love between friends, never forgotten love. Nine actors - directed by Eric de Vroedt - play 51 roles in a performance that sparkles like a glass of champagne.

Photo: Sanne Peper

Cast

Jappe Claes, Tamar van den Dop, Hein van der Heijden, Keja Klaasje Kwestro, Genelva Krind, Emmanuel Ohene Boafo, Esther Scheldwacht, Betty Schuurman, Stefan de Walle

Credits

Directed by: Eric de Vroedt

Author: Joël Pommerat (The Reunification of the Two Koreas)

Dramaturgy:

Scenography: Maze de Boer

Light: Bernie van Velzen

Costumes: Lotte Goos

Music, sound: Florentijn Boddendijk, Remco de Jong

Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper
Photo: Sanne Peper