theatre - Season 14/15
In Schiller’s drama Maria Stuart, two legendary queens from European history are at each other’s throats: Elizabeth I of England and Mary Stuart of Scotland. Behind the masks of political power stand two women of flesh and blood. Ivo Van Hove directs a ten-member cast, drawn from the companies of Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Toneelhuis.
In Into the Big World we experience a world where everything is observed, named, categorised and therefore domesticated. Gradually however knowledge becomes more complex as the world presents itself as a a system where everything is connected to everything. Can we still capture the world in a single encyclopaedic overview?
In Next Day, the Parisian director Philippe Quesne catapults us into another world. Thirteen children between the ages of 8 and 11 live in a bizarre microcosm without adults. Here dream and reality, music and language, loneliness and group spirit are intertwined.
Maatschappij Discordia! Anyone who is even slightly interested in theatre has already long embraced this group from Amsterdam. Discordia is the ‘mother’ of all theatre collectives and has thoroughly renewed theatre in our country. Discordia performs ionescu, by and about Eugène Ionescu, or: the impertinence of intuition and chance.
On 2 May 1915 Fritz Haber returned home from Ypres. He had seen one of his inventions being successfully put to use: the use of chlorine as a weapon of mass destruction. A party was given in his honour. After the party his wife Clara Immerwahr, a brilliant physicist herself, shot and killed herself with her husband’s service revolver. She died in the arms of her thirteen year old son.