theatre - Season 15/16
Are you white, male and heterosexual? Then you are privileged, without realising it! Lee’s excellent all-American cast goes all out in this ‘naturalistic’ and contrary spoken theatre. This witty play about (sexual) identity and neoliberal values featured high on the New York theatre critics’ pick of the year lists.
Maatschappij Discordia takes a look at the Oedipus myth from the perspective of Oedipus’ mother, Jocasta. The French philosopher René Girard believes that our actions never come directly from ourselves, but are always influenced by prevalent social models. So which model influenced Jocasta?
Socrates is the first in a series of philosophic monologues by Stefaan Van Brabandt. Each monologue is written as if the philosopher himself were speaking. Socrates is an ironic, poignant, tragicomic piece that sets us thinking.
In RULETM the young Dutch theatre-maker Emke Idema puts a personal slant on the major political issues. Play along in this miniature society and help create the rules and boundaries of RULETM according to your own ideals.
Geboeid/Prometheus is a new play by Jan Decorte, based on the tragedy Aeschylus wrote in the 5th century BC. It’s an amazing work, and a powerful and menacing portrait of stubbornness.