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Een genadeloze god

Theater RAST / Celil Toksöz

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Een genadeloze god
Theater RAST / Celil Toksöz
1st rank € 25.50 / 2nd rank € 23 / 3th rank € 18

Gripping theatre about freedom of expression and religious intolerance

Een genadeloze god tells the true story of Hallâc, a Sufistic mystic and poet from the 9th century whose skin was stripped because he said that there is a piece of god in every human being.

Start 19:30
Location Grote Zaal
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

Director Celil Toksöz takes you to a horrifying setting, in an exploration of humanity, tolerance and broad-mindedness, and their possible downsides: sentimentality, indifference and spiritual convenience.

Martyr Hallâc is played by a puppet who is operated by players who are simultaneously his interrogators and executioners. He is the hero of the performance, with his peacefulness, his poetry, his fearless defence of humanity.

-|-And with, even in the horror in which he finds himself, his humour - that subversive force that is feared by all the straightforward people.

Een genadeloze god a gripping performance about freedom of speech on the one hand and religious intolerance and abuse of power on the other.

In the media

'Een genadeloze god is bold and certainly courageous. The puppet is beautifully made by Joris van Veldhoven; it is as if Hallâc comes to life for an hour and a half just to wake us up a little more.' - De Volkskrant ★★★★

'Great actors - especially Denzel Goudmijn as the creepily convincing main interrogator'. - NRC ★★★

'Hallâc is for a large part performed by a doll (designed by Joris van Veldhoven), while actress Kathlyn Wuyts roams the stage and utters his words. A very interesting choice by director Celil Toksöz: after all, the interrogators often see him more as an object than a human being'. - Theaterkrant

CREDITS

Script Sophie Kassies
Concept and direction Celil Toksöz
Actors Coen Bril, Denzel Goudmijn, Kathlyn Wuyts, Jurjen Zeelen
Puppet design Joris van Veldhoven
Set and costumes Elian Smits
Lighting design Coen van der Hoeven
Stage assistant Annemijn Sluijs
Choreography Katie Duck
Set design Tess Ellis
Technique Rik van der Veen

Lieve Stad,

25 March - 3 april

Lieve Stad,

Amsterdam is a city of many faces, literally, because we live here together with many different nationalities. Lieve Stad is about the city and all its inhabitants. This festival, a collaboration between ITA and Meervaart, is about bringing people together, in the city, in the theatre, in society. How do we live together and what stories do all individuals and groups carry with them? They all have their own stories, strengths and challenges. Showing these is the starting point of Lieve Stad.

VIEW THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME HERE

About Rast

Theatre RAST has its feet planted firmly in the changing society. Based on the Turkish-Dutch DNA, our makers react theatrically to what is happening around us, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. RAST has the power to give a personal face to cultures and conflicts that seem far away to many people. And whether this is done through the dramaturgically founded, music-theatrical approach of Şaban Ol, the Kurdish-ethnic perspective of Celil Toksöz, the stylised approach of Ada Ozdogan or the feminist urban storytelling of Aysegül Karaca, Theatre RAST brings stories that are not usually seen on Dutch stages.

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