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Huis van Troje
Toneelschuur Producties / Mateusz Staniak / Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

The Trojan War is a myth, but the fall of Troy is a fact. But where do the stories begin and the facts cease to exist? When a war rages on the screens of our TVs or smartphones, we think we are seeing the truth, while it is a story presented to us by the media. How are the facts presented? And who benefits?

Location At ITA and on tour in the Netherlands
Run time 90 minutes
Genre theatre
Language Dutch

In Gesprek Fri April 5

Huis van Troje


Troy is on the verge of collapse. The city's future is determined not by fate or the gods, but by the Trojan elite: Queen Hecuba only accepts victory and is willing to sacrifice everything for it. Andromache must secure the throne for her son. And Cassandra believes she is the only one who can save her family from themselves.
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Through their position of power, the privileged class can afford a level of comfort and security. Meanwhile, the people are on the battlefield. But what is patriotism worth if overcoming war mainly ensures a privileged, established order?

Huis van Troje (directed by Mateusz Staniak) is inspired by Cassandra by Lesia Ukrainka, Greek tragedies, mythology and current events. To be seen in April 2024 in International Theater Amsterdam (ITA). Tickets for sale via ita.nl.

Mateusz about Huis van Troje

“Living in a country that is not actively at war is starting to seem like the greatest privilege you can have. While we know that complete neutrality is unattainable, access to real-time information and social media, in addition to the political direction of our governments, forces us to take a stand. Although the immediate danger to our lives may not be there, we cannot remain indifferent, especially when we know that innocent people elsewhere in the world are still considered 'collateral damage'."

REVIEWS

NRC

'Huis van Troje offers an interesting idea piece that is extremely relevant in these times of war'

Theaterkrant

'She wears a black coat and headscarf to bury her son Hector, and she holds the urn with ashes. It is poignant and incomparably beautiful what the performance is able to achieve here.'

9Weekly

'Huis van Troje is not a casual, coincidental performance about a war that destroys a city. This is an indictment of current conflicts.'

Credits


director Mateusz Staniak
director's assistant Kato Cornil
inspired by Trojaanse Vrouwen en Hekabe van Euripides, Cassandra
by Lesia Ukrainka
adaptation Laura De Geest, Mateusz Staniak
actors Nadia Amin/Charlie Chan Dagelet, Yaqien Bouhbaka, Elsie de Brauw, Laura De Geest Mona Lahousse Carlo Paardenkooper
dramaturgy Johan Reyniers
costume design Wojciech Dziedzic
scenography + light design Zaza Dupont
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sound design George Dhauw
video design Jordi Wolswijk
hair and make up advice David Verswijveren
technical staff Jelmer Tuinstra, Tim Kockx, Victor Dijkstra, Jip van ’t Veer
set creation Decoratelier Toneelschuur Producties
dresser Claudia Pellegrini
artistic advice Maria Kraakman
with thanks to Jacco van Tongeren
photography Annaleen Louwes
design Esther Noyons

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