de Wittgensteins

Jeroen de Man / Toneelgroep Oostpool / Het Nationale Theater / Nieuw Amsterdams Peil
Holland Festival

de Wittgensteins

Jeroen de Man / Toneelgroep Oostpool / Het Nationale Theater / Nieuw Amsterdams Peil


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Portrait of an extremely wealthy, eccentric, artistic family in the midst of the events that shaped present-day Europe

start 20:30
duration tbc
hall Big hall
language Nederlands | surtitles Engels
17 t/m 20.6 19.45 introduction
19.6 - after the performance Meet the artist met Jeroen de Man

Karl Wittgenstein (1847-1913) became astonishingly wealthy in the steel industry. The likes of Brahms, Mahler and Strauss were frequent guests in his Viennese ‘palace’. He ruled over his eight talented, highly musical children like a tyrant. Two world wars would go on to leave deep scars on the family. Two sons committed suicide, a third disappeared. Another, Paul, lost his right hand, but continued to play the piano with his left, while his brother Ludwig went on to become one of the leading philosophers of the 20th century. In The Wittgensteins, author and director Jeroen De Man presents us with a portrait of a broken family, with live music by Nieuw Amsterdams Peil. Through conversations about big topics – philosophy, art and politics – he draws connections between the important political and cultural shifts of those years and the Europe of today.


after a book by Alexander Waugh
text, direction Jeroen De Man
dramaturgy Remco van Rijn

cast Hannah Hoekstra, Vincent van der Valk, Carly Wijs
music Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (Heleen Hulst, Gerard Bouwhuis, Merel Junge, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer)
assistant director Emilie Pos
scenography Sarah Nixon
costume Saar Scheerlings, Sarah Nixon
hair & make-up Pilo Pilkes
light Prem Scholte Albers

Sponsored by

Gemeente Amsterdam
Ministerie van OC&W
Fonds 21

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