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19 Jan '22

Missie

KVS / Bruno Vanden Broecke / Raven Ruëll / David Van Reybrouck
Missie
19 Jan '22
KVS / Bruno Vanden Broecke / Raven Ruëll / David Van Reybrouck
1+ rank € 34.5 / 1st rank € 31.5 / 2nd rank € 29 / 3rd rank € 24 / 4th rank € 15.5 / 5th rank € 10

The confronting life story of a missionary in Congo.

In Missie, Bruno Vanden Broecke puts himself in the shoes of André Vervecken, the charitable father and missionary. He tells about his experiences in
Congo, from banal anecdotes to harrowing events, which make even a deep believer doubt the existence of God. Missie, played by a masterly Bruno Vanden Broecke and directed by Raven Ruëll, is a performance that continues to vibrate. Author David Van Reybrouck wrote the story.

Start time: 20:00
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Grote Zaal  
Language: Dutch

Mission is a theatre monologue written by Flemish bestselling author David Van Reybrouck and has been performed since 2007.

Bruno Vanden Broecke puts himself in the shoes of the 80-year-old white priest André Vervecken. He tells the story of his life and experiences as a missionary in Congo. Thanks to Vanden Broecke's strong and nuanced performance, the audience is both entertained and confronted, and steadily disabused of prevailing prejudices about missionaries. This priest is not the archaic stereotype we all have in our heads. He is a flesh-and-blood man, full of emotions and doubts.

-|- Winning souls and "civilising" peoples is not André Vervecken's main goal. His main goal is to minimise suffering and make the world a better place. The missionary tells about God and Christian values, about how people destroy each other in war and strife, so that even a man of God sometimes doubts his faith. He tells of the plight he has been in, but also of the wonderful experiences. Amusing anecdotes punctuate the sometimes shocking narratives. As the performance progresses, the discomfort increases, the tone becomes darker.

increases, the tone becomes darker and the end dramatic. Congo is a country devastated by war and colonisation.

"Mission" is an absolute plea for the monologue in the main hall. Indispensable, as story and as performance" - Dagblad van het Noorden ★★★★★

Mission is a theatre monologue written by Flemish bestselling author David Van Reybrouck and has been performed since 2007.

Bruno Vanden Broecke puts himself in the shoes of the 80-year-old white priest André Vervecken. He tells the story of his life and experiences as a missionary in Congo. Thanks to Vanden Broecke's strong and nuanced performance, the audience is both entertained and confronted, and steadily disabused of prevailing prejudices about missionaries. This priest is not the archaic stereotype we all have in our heads. He is a flesh-and-blood man, full of emotions and doubts.

-|- Winning souls and "civilising" peoples is not André Vervecken's main goal. His main goal is to minimise suffering and make the world a better place. The missionary tells about God and Christian values, about how people destroy each other in war and strife, so that even a man of God sometimes doubts his faith. He tells of the plight he has been in, but also of the wonderful experiences. Amusing anecdotes punctuate the sometimes shocking narratives. As the performance progresses, the discomfort increases, the tone becomes darker, increases, the tone becomes darker and the end dramatic. Congo is a country devastated by war and colonisation.

"Mission" is an absolute plea for the monologue in the main hall. Indispensable, as story and as performance" - Dagblad van het Noorden ★★★★★

David van Reybrouck

For the writing process of this monologue, David Van Reybrouck went to Congo to interview 15 real missionaries. He wrote down their stories and experiences and in 2010 published the successful book Congo, a history, from which this performance resulted.

"Author Van Reybrouck digs deeper than ever into the soul of the westerner in Africa" - De Morgen ★★★★★

The book has won several awards, including the AKO Literature Prize and the Libris History Prize. The bestseller has been translated into no fewer than 13 languages.

David van Reybrouck

For the writing process of this monologue, David Van Reybrouck went to Congo to interview 15 real missionaries. He wrote down their stories and experiences and in 2010 published the successful book Congo, a history, from which this performance resulted.

"Author Van Reybrouck digs deeper than ever into the soul of the westerner in Africa" - De Morgen ★★★★★

The book has won several awards, including the AKO Literature Prize and the Libris History Prize. The bestseller has been translated into no fewer than 13 languages.

In de pers

"Theatre performance of the year" - Klara

"A great actor... real theatre" - La Libre Belgique

"Bruno Vanden Broecke gives perhaps his most overwhelming performance ever. Applause" - De Standaard

"A stunning, moving, hard-hitting performance" - De Morgen

"Theatre performance of the year"- Klara

"A great actor... real theatre" - La Libre Belgique

"Bruno Vanden Broecke gives perhaps his most overwhelming performance ever. Applause"- De Standaard

"A stunning, moving, hard-hitting performance"- De Morgen

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