La Reprise. Histoire(s) du théâtre (I)
Liege, April 2012. Ihsane Jarfi, Muslim and gay, is tortured and murdered. The crime shakes the whole city. Milo Rau reconstructs the murder on stage.
'Stronger than a monument to the dead.' - Hassan Jarfi, the father of the victim.
This show will be played on Sunday, March 7 via ITALive in Dutch and French and is available with Dutch, French and English subtitles.
Sunday, March 7
Start time: 8 p.m. CET
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Dutch and French spoken.
Dutch, English and French subtitles.
About La Reprise
One night in April 2012, Ihsane Jarfi gets into a conversation with four young men on the corner of a street in front of a gay club in Liege. Two weeks later, he is found dead at the side of a forest. He was tortured for hours and violently murdered. The crime shakes the entire city.
Together with the four actors Sabri Saad El Hamus, Adil Laboudi, Sébastien Foucault and Kristien de Proost, warehouse worker Fabian Leenders and dog sitter Suzy Cocco, Milo Rau follows the trail of a terrible crime, in search of the fatal events and emotions of the tragic experience: loss and grief, lie and truth, disaster and fear, cruelty and terror. Professional and non-professional actors contemplate both highs and lows of life and put themselves in the shoes of the protagonists of a brutal murder case.
This creates a manifesto for a democratic "theater of the real. What is theater? What does emotion, presence, history mean on stage? What is tragedy? What events touch or hurt us, make us angry and drive our artistic commitment?
Histoire(s) du théâtre
La Reprise is the first part of the series Histoire(s) du théâtre: a performative investigation into humanity's oldest art form. In this first part, Rau and his team return to the fundamental problems of their artistic work over the past fifteen years: how to represent violence and traumatic events on stage? It is at once a search for the core of the fundamentally tragic "condition humaine," as a celebration of the power of theater.
In the press:
'A masterful demonstration of what theatre can archive.' - Libération
'The production that dominated conversations.' - The New York Times
'A theatrical masterpiece.' - De Standaard
“A grandiose reconstruction of glistening beauty.” - DIE ZEIT
'Extraordinarily mature, crystalline, engaging and compelling.' - The Guardian
Milo Rau (1977) is not only a theatre maker, but also a filmmaker, sociologist, writer and journalist. Before he made his entrée into theatre, he spent years reporting from conflict areas such as Northern Iraq and Syria. In 2007, he founded the International Institute of Political Murder, which, in addition to theatrical productions, films, videos and performances, also publishes books and organises debates on social and political themes. In September 2018, Rau succeeded Johan Simons as the new director of NTGent.
"It's not just about representing the world anymore, it's about changing it." - Milo Rau
concept and director Milo Rau
text Milo Rau, ensemble
research & drama-turgy Eva-Maria Bertschy
dramaturgic collaboration Stefan Bläske, Carmen Hornbostel
set & costume design An-ton Lukas
video Maxime Jennes, Dimitri Petrovic
light design Jurgen Kolb
sound design & technical director Jens Baudisch
production management Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Eva-Karen Tittmann
camera Maxime Jennes, Moritz von Dungern
technical staff on tour Jim Goossens-Bara, Maxime Jennes, Moritz von Dungern (camera); Sylvain Faye, Sebastian König (light); Pierre-Olivier Boulant, Jens Bau-disch (sound); François Pacco (ondertiteling); Mascha Euchner-Martinez (tour manager)
met Kristien de Proost, Suzy Cocco, Sébastien Foucault, Fabian Leenders, Sabri Saad El hamus, Adil Laboudi
assistant director Carmen Horn-bostel
assistant dramaturg François Pacco
assistant set designer Patty Eggerickx
fight choreography Cédric Cerbara
vocal coaching Murielle Legrand
music arrangement Gil Mortio
public relations Yven Augustin
equipment Workshops and studios of the Théâtre National Wal-lonie-Bruxelles
background actor Mustapha Aboulkhir, Stef-an Bläske, Tom De Brabandere, Elise Deschambre, Thierry Duirat, Stéphane Gornikowski, Kevin Lerat, François Pacco, Daniel Roche de Oliveira, Laura Sterckx, Adrien Varsalona
“The Repetition” is a production by the International Institute of Political Mur-der (IIPM), Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles,
supported by the Capital Cultural Fund Berlin, Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Kulturförderung Kanton St. Gallen,
in coproduction with Kunstenfesti-valdesarts, NTGent, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Tandem Scène Nationale Arras Douai, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin, Théâtre de Liège, Münchner Kammerspiele, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt a. M., Theater Chur, Gessnerallee Zürich, Romaeuropa Festival. With the support of ESACT Liège.