Gekken & Specialisten
15.12 – 16.12.2020
Timeau De Keyser and Tibaldus have dived into Madmen & Specialists, a text by the Nigerian Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka written in 1970. It focuses on a conflict between a father and son. Both have returned after a long time at war. The son – the Specialist and a former surgeon – has become head of the military intelligence service. He now works with complete conviction for a fascist system. The father – also a doctor – is now a Madman who has lost all faith in every system but has become the prophet of his own nihilistic religion. Mutilated characters circle around them, constantly conscripted into different systems.
The company is again presenting a musical approach to text and dynamic staging with a large group of talented actors. Madmen & Specialists unmasks our society as an eternal power struggle between belief systems that each claim the truth for themselves. Throw in a number of texts by Friedrich Nietzsche and the result is the most confronting performance Tibaldus has ever produced.
• Timeau De Keyser, Hans Mortelmans and Simon De Winne met while studying drama at the KASK in Ghent, and founded Tibaldus together in 2009. They have performed at the Kaaitheater twice, each time with a text by the Polish author Witold Gombrowicz: The Marriage and Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy.
‘In the words of Nietzsche: Life is no longer a stone tablet of laws. It is a dance to the music of what if?’ – TIMEAU DE KEYSER
tekst Wole Soyinka | vertaling Marijke Emeis | concept Simon De Winne, Hans Mortelmans, Timeau De Keyser | regie Timeau De Keyser met Marjan De Schutter, Lieselotte De Keyzer, Simon De Winne, Hans Mortelmans, Katrien Valckenaers, Anna Franziska Jäger, Ferre Marnef, Hendrik Van Doorn, Sander De Winne | zangleiding Sander De Winne | productie Toneelhuis | P.U.L.S. | coproductie Tibaldus | met de steun van deAuteurs, de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid, Casa Kafka Pictures