The Underground

The Underground
13 May '24 to 15 May '24
NITE / Club Guy & Roni / Asko|Schönberg / HIIIT / Guy Weizman

What has to happen before you feel utterly like a clown? And what do you do when you want that feeling to stop? In collaboration with Club Guy & Roni, HIIIT (formerly Slagwerk Den Haag), and Asko|Schönberg, NITE presents The Underground. A tragicomic music theater show about (obeying) the rules of our society. What happens when you don't feel like joining at all?

Run time 95 minutes
Genre theatre
Language Dutch, English and Russian
Surtitles English

The Underground


The Underground is inspired by Notes from the Underground by Fjodor Dostojevski; a monologue by a man who has had to take many blows in his life. "Within this theme, Rik van den Bos wrote a phenomenal, topical text, about someone who cannot accept how the world works, who fails to join the rules of the game and retreats to the margins with all his spiritual wealth." - said Guy Weizman, director.
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The Underground is an absurdist, funny, and tragic performance by Guy Weizman and was previously selected by the professional jury for the Dutch Theater Festival. With a starring role for Sanne den Hartogh as the cabaret-like band leader who flawlessly strings together social criticism and personal suffering with dark humor. Den Hartogh received a Louis d'Or nomination for this performance.

Reviews

De Theaterkrant (critic's choice)

‘Guy Weizman has excelled himself, bringing together Den Hartogh’s fiery monologue, the multifaceted music of Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag, Maison the Faux’ exuberant costumes and Ascon de Nijs’ ingenious set.’

De Volkskrant

‘Actor Sanne den Hartogh brings the protagonist Will, who turns his back on everyone and everything, spectacularly to life.’

Dagblad van het Noorden

'Superb acting in The Underground where theatre, dance, music and circus intertwine perfectly'

Credits


direction Guy Weizman
choreography Roni Haver
text Rik van den Bos
dramaturgy Robbert van Heuven
composition Brendan Faegre
stage design Ascon de Nijs
costume MAISON the FAUX
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cast Sanne den Hartogh, Camilo Chapela, Bram De Laere, Tatiana Matveeva, Igor Podsiadly, Michael Zaalman
mucisians Niels Meliefste, Noa Eyl, Joost Geevers, Isa Goldschmeding, Dirge Seçil Kuran, Elsa le Moigne, Yanna Pelser
sound design Peter Zwart, Timo Merkies
musically dramaturgy David Dramm

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