18 Sep '19 to 30 Nov '19

Freud

ITA–Ensemble / Ivo van Hove
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22 Sep '19 to 30 Nov '19

Freud

ITA–Ensemble / Ivo van Hove

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Sun 22 Sep
15:00 - 17:15
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
premiere / Geen pauze
Wed 25 Sep
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
[introduction] / performance / Geen pauze
Thu 26 Sep
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
Engelse boventiteling / performance / Geen pauze
Fri 27 Sep
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
performance / aftertalk / Geen pauze
Sat 28 Sep
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
performance / Geen pauze
Sun 29 Sep
14:30 - 16:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
performance / Geen pauze
Wed 02 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
[introduction] / performance / Geen pauze
Thu 03 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
Engelse boventiteling / performance / Geen pauze
Fri 04 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
performance / aftertalk / Geen pauze
Sat 05 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
performance / Geen pauze
Tue 08 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
performance / Geen pauze
Wed 09 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
[introduction] / performance / Geen pauze
Thu 10 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
Engelse boventiteling / performance / Geen pauze
Fri 11 Oct
19:30 - 21:45
Internationaal Theater
Amsterdam
performance / aftertalk / Geen pauze
Wed 20 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Thu 21 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Fri 22 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Sat 23 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Tue 26 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Wed 27 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Thu 28 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Fri 29 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance
Sat 30 Nov
19:00 - TBA
Het Toneelhuis / Bourla,
performance

In the late 1950s, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote The Freud Scenario, at the request of Hollywood director John Huston. Sartre is completely immersed in the subject, that he writes a script for a seven hour movie. Huston reduces the many hundreds of pages to a two-hour film. Because of this, the two get into an argument. Sartre then has his name removed from the credits. Since then this challenging script has remained untouched.

Rabozaal
Duration: 2h15, without intermission
English surtitles on Thursdays
Premiere 22 September 2019

About the play

Freud has, perhaps more than anyone else in the twentieth century, determined how we think about what it means to be human. He has had a profound influence on literature, film, and theatre. But how did Freud come up with his theories? Sartre portrays the young psychiatrist as a tormented personality who discovered psychoanalysis almost against his will.

Ivo van Hove: "The piece is about innovation. We follow Freud at a young age, where he develops rapidly against the views of his influential teachers. With trial and error he discovers dream analysis. Freud was able to think out of the box, to be creative and innovative. He was unique in that he did it not only by observing his patients, but also by confronting himself. Freud's research into mankind was born out of a highly personal need. He throws himself on the scales with everything he has – not only his beliefs but also his doubts, not only his mind but also his heart."

Ivo van Hove is the first to stage Sartre's extensive script in its entirety, which means that Freud is a world premier. In this co-production with the Toneelhuis (Antwerp), members of the Antwerp theatre collective FC Bergman will also take the stage in addition to the ITA ensemble actors.

Cast

Language NP Language no problem Stef Aerts Stef Aerts
Language NP Language no problem Hélène Devos Hélène Devos
Language NP Language no problem Hans Kesting Hans Kesting
Language NP Language no problem Chris Nietvelt Chris Nietvelt
Language NP Language no problem Ilke Paddenburg Ilke Paddenburg
Language NP Language no problem Joep Paddenburg Joep Paddenburg
Language NP Language no problem Matteo Simoni Matteo Simoni
Language NP Language no problem Bart Slegers Bart Slegers
Language NP Language no problem Marie Vinck Marie Vinck
Language NP Language no problem Steven Van Watermeulen Steven Van Watermeulen
Ivo van Hove
Director
Ivo van Hove

Ivo van Hove has been director of Internationaal Theater Amsterdam since 2001.

In season 19|20, he will be directing Freud (coproduction FC Bergman) and Who killed my father (Edouard Louis) and his productions A little life, Death in Venice, After the rehearsal / Persona, La voix humaine, Kings of war and Roman Tragedies will be reprised.

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Credits

after The Freud Scenario
from Jean-Paul Sartre © Editions Gallimard
directed by Ivo van Hove
translation Gerardjan Rijnders
adaptation FC Bergman & Koen Tachelet
dramaturgy Koen Tachelet
scenography & light design Jan Versweyveld
sound design George Dhauw
costumes An D’Huys
coproducer Toneelhuis
private producent Helga Lasschuijt en Dirk Raes, Harry van den Bergh, Anna Wouters en Esther Kwaks
supported by Ammodo


assistant director Olivier Diepenhorst, Zorba Huisman (internship)
assistant scenography Bart van Merode
assistant dramaturgy Ilske Lutter
assistant costumes Eleftheria Lavdaki
head of technical ensemble Götz Schwörer
production manager Michiel van Schijndel
technical staff Joost Verlinden (stage manager), Pepijn van Beek, Timo Merkies, Peter Pieksma, Stephan Pot, Pieter Roodbeen, Dennis van Scheppingen, Eva Sol, Jordi Wolswijk, Paul van der Zouwe, Luc Huisman (internship)
costumes department Wim van Vliet (head of dept.), Farida Bouhbouh
hair & grime David Verswijveren
execution scenography Decoratelier Nationale Opera en Ballet, Levtec
casting advice Hans Kemna
fotography Jan Versweyveld, Henri Verhoef
image editing Henri Verhoef, Dim Balsem
graphic designs Serena Kloet, Studio ITA
publicity Ewa Chojecka
printing SSP
with thanks to Nesoptiek, Labels Inc. Antwerpen

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In the late 1950s, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote The Freud Scenario, at the request of Hollywood director John Huston. Sartre is completely immersed in the subject, that he writes a script for a seven hour movie. Huston reduces the many hundreds of pages to a two-hour film. Because ...