Yara's Wedding is an interdisciplinary (almost) musical directed by Guy Weizman, with lyrics by Antigone Akgün, Rik van den Bos, Rasit Elibol and Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini. Together, this group of writers - inspired by Edward Said and his famous book 'Orientalism' - wrote a new stage text about the frame of the other based on origin, color, orientation, social unique status and cultural conflicts. Confrontation is not being avoided in this moving performance which includes 12 actors, dancers, singers and musicians from different backgrounds and nationalities.
Run time 110 Minutes
Language Dutch, German and Arabic with Dutch and English surtitles
Yara, Greta, Sebastian and Tony are childhood friends. They grew up in the same neighborhood and spent long summers together. They were inseparable until that night. The night the mansion burned down.
-|-12 years later, Yara marries Sebastian. The (old) friends and family go on a trip. Far removed from their familiar surroundings, new bonds are forged and old conflicts come to light. In the carousel of confrontations, encounters and situations at the wedding, everyone slowly becomes so confused and unclear that no one will go to bed until all that needs to be said or done has been said or done.
concept Guy Weizman
cast Karima El Fillali, Anja Herden, Sanne den Hartogh, Sarah Janneh, Nicolas Matthews, Bien de Moor, Igor Podsiadly, Katherina Sattler, Jésula Toussaint Visser
live music Jochem Braat, Karima El Fillali, Oriol Marès, Niels Meliefste
director Guy Weizman in collaboration with the cast
writers room Antigone Akgün, Rasit Elibol, Mohammedou Ould Slahi Houbeini, Rik van den Bos
choreography Roni Haver
composition Loradeniz, Karima El Fillali
dramaturgy & plot Friederike Schubert
decor Ascon de Nijs
costumes MAISON the FAUX
lighting design Maarten van Rossem
sound design Peter Zwart
musical dramaturgy David Dramm, Fedor Teunisse
translation Friederike Schubert, Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini, Ludy Golstein, Aska Hayakawa
with live music by Asko|Schönberg en Slagwerk den Haag
Yara’s Wedding is a co-production by NITE en Schauspiel Hannover
NITE Noord Nederlands Toneel + Club Guy & Roni + Asko|Schönberg + Slagwerk Den Haag