Augustus: Oklahoma

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Nederlands Theater Festival
06 Sep '24 to 07 Sep '24

Augustus: Oklahoma

Toneelgroep Maastricht / Theateralliantie
Augustus: Oklahoma
06 Sep '24 to 07 Sep '24
Toneelgroep Maastricht / Theateralliantie

Augustus: Oklahoma is set in the countryside of the US state of Oklahoma, whose original inhabitants were once driven out. There stands the stately childhood home of the Weston sisters. When their father disappears without a trace, they return with supporters to assist their mother in her grief. But what should have been a meeting of comfort and union turns out to be an explosive confrontation in which old wounds are torn open and tucked-away emotions are irrevocably exposed.

Festival Nederlands Theater Festival

Venue Grote Zaal
Duration 190 minutes excl. intermissions
Genre Theater
Language Dutch

Keuze van het Nederlands Theater Festival


The performance tells the story of a family torn apart by deep secrets and unfulfilled desires. The three fractured generations confront each other relentlessly and ruthlessly, with the truth inevitably coming out.

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The unforgettable characters, razor-sharp humour and live music make this top-level play captivating until the last second. A funny, relatable and moving play about how difficult it is to have family and to be family.

REVIEWS

De Volkskrant

“Cleverly directed, excellently played.”

NRC

“Skilled work by the star cast.”

Theaterkrant

“Actors steal the show with juicy family misadventures.”

5 - 15 September

Nederlands Theater Festival

Nederlands Theater Festival (NTF) marks the festive start of the new theatre season. For eleven days, NTF presents the finest, most impressive performances of the past season, based on the choices of seven independent juries from the Netherlands and Flanders. Thus, NTF celebrates many genres and forms of theatre: drama, cabaret, youth theatre, mime, performance and more.

The festival starts with the always talked-about lecture De Staat van het Theater and the in-depth interview The State of the World with a famous international artist. The festival concludes with a celebratory presentation of the Netherlands' most important theatre awards during The Gala of Dutch Theatre.

Credits


text Tracy Letts
translation Han van Wieringen
direction Michel Sluysmans
music Viktor Griffioen
set design Michiel Voet
costume design Sabine Snijders
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with
Ariane Schluter, Porgy Franssen, Wendell Jaspers, Ali-Ben Horsting, Hanne Arendzen, Anneke Blok, Vincent Linthorst, Myrthe Huber, Viktor Griffioen, Ozan Aydogan, Yasmina Abdelmoumen and Jenell Tedjai

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