Het achtste leven
With Het Achtste Leven (voor Brilka), director and artistic director Daria Bukvić brings the theatrical adaptation of Georgian writer Nino Haratischwili's novel of the same name. A monumental family epic that spans six generations between 1900 and the present.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance cannot take place this season.
Run time 270 minutes, incl. intermission
Het Achtste Leven
This story, about eight lives from one Georgian family, begins in a small town between Georgia and Azerbaijan, where an ambitious chocolate manufacturer is raising his daughters. His delicious chocolate drink brings him wealth and prestige, which in those days also meant danger. Nitsa, the great-granddaughter of Stasia, one of the chocolate manufacturer's daughters, lives in Berlin generations later and compellingly recounts, with great irony and humor, her family's dramatic history. A history inseparable from that of the "red" twentieth century - a crucial period in European history - with the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Het Achtste Leven (voor Brilka) is a grand and epic musical theater performance. A heartbreaking yet comforting drama told from the perspective of women from different generations, taking the audience on an emotional, visual and musical journey through the 20th century. With music sung and played live: from Caucasian and Slavic folk songs to pop songs from later decades. Daria Bukvić creates this performance as an ode to the strong women in her family, who, through their resilience, managed to endure the atrocities of history with their heads held high.
based on the novel by Nino Haratischwili
text Emilia Linda Heinrich, Julia Lochte and Jette Steckel
directed by Daria Bukvić
performance Armand Rosbak, Chris Peters, Sinem Kavus, Marlies Heuer, Demira Jansen, Micheal Muller, Liz Snoijink, Sharlee Daantje, June Yanez, Sharon Harman, et al
translation Jantsje Post and Elly Schippers
dramaturgy Madelon Kooijman
stage design Marloes & Wikke -|-
costume design Dymph Boss
costume workshop Femke van Neerven
music Wilko Sterke
lighting design Yuri Schreuders
technique Hergen Verheul, Denson Batteké
production manager Jeroen Heinen
casting Emilie Pos
marketing Daniel Jaspers, Thijs Toonen and Femke Krijntjes
Photo Marijke de Gruyter and Nicolien de Jong