Haunted house of history
A Wagnerian theatre opera about the horrors of modern history. This variant of Thomas Bernhard’s The Theatremaker revolves around Thomas Bernhard’s Loets Loets, the manager of a ghost house. In eight stations – an analogy to the Christ’s stations of the cross – he shows us the horrors of the 21st century. From 9/11 and the environmental crisis to the murder of Fortuyn, from the euro crisis to Steve Jobs as the new Messiah.
Loets is mainly a failed artist. We create his studio and touring cabinet of curiosities. A collection of old boxes contains Loets’ zombies, populists, polluted birds, rubbish, politicians, and decapitated puppet heads. The actors, singers, and string section are located in the narrow spaces in between, so that as soon as Loets turns out the light, they emerge from the boxes as apocalyptic haunted house characters.
concept, performance Walter Bart, Matijs Jansen,
Maartje Remmers, Marleen Scholten,
Simon Lenski, Bo Wiget
Marc Pantus, Lies Vandewege
text Gerardjan Rijnders
costumes Lotte Goos
set, light M\W