Georg Büchner’s drama about the French Revolution focuses on the battle between Danton and Robespierre, as a reflection on the dilemma of modern man: should we enjoy life, or should we rise up for a better world?
The church of Midsland, Terschelling (Oerol) has been despoiled. Everything is covered in graffiti, the pulpit is filled with plastic, and there are pieces of wood and golden cans of beer lying everywhere. There are chandeliers made of barbed wire and fluorescent tube lights. The enormous spaces underneath the train platforms of Amsterdam’s Central Station (as part of the Over the IJ Festival), with their roughly painted banners and large flags, also breathe the atmosphere of a radical nihilistic society having a secret meeting. The audience is part of a revolt, an execution, a seance.
Toneelschuur Producties 2013
director Joost van Hezik
text Timen Jan Veenstra naar Georg Büchner
set, light, costumes M\W