Ordinary people doing ordinary things. Changing a lightbulb, looking at a painting, discovering a grey hair, remembering a childhood memory, waiting in a hotel room, bickering at a company party. In the play Vorher/Nachher, German writer Roland Schimmelpfennig creates the tiniest shift in those lives, and they will never be the same again.
Starting time 8:00 p.m.
Duration 2 hours, no interval
Price 3rd rank from €22.50 – 1st rank from €35.50
Language Dutch and English (with Dutch and English surtitles)
About the play
Schimmelpfennig has been one of Germany's most performed playwrights for years. He knows how to address mundane subjects and contemporary issues in a theatre language that is as poetic as it is accessible.
After grand stories about our fascination with the suffering of others (Carrousel), the conflict between world religions (Salam, for which he won a director's award), and the future of mankind (Brave New World 2.0), director/choreographer Guy Weizman zooms in to the small and ordinary in Before/After. Most lives are not grandiose and adventurous, but that doesn’t make them any less interesting. -|-Perhaps the profoundly human lies exactly in that mundaneness.In an expressive, poetic mosaic performance with a large cast of dancers, singers and actors, a universe of small, recognizable stories comes to life, full of big feelings taking place on the square millimeter.
For this play, director Guy Weizman wants to create a living set of at least thirty people.
direction Guy Weizman
text Roland Schimmelpfennig
choreography Roni Haver
costumes Maison the Faux
set Ascon de Nijs
light design Maarten van Rossem
composer Luke Deane (composition realised with the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten)
-|-actors and dancers Bien de Moor, Adam Peterson, Sarah Janneh, Igor Podsiadly, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Olaf Ait Tami, Joost Bolt, Dionne Verwey, Rosie Reith
Asko|Schöberg Daan van Koppen, Wilco Oomkes, Berber Heerema, Joost Geevers, Chloë Abbott, Vitaly Medvedev
Slagwerk Den Haag Reggy van Bakel
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