Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis [BE]
Mister Linh’s Little Girl
Seeking a better future for his grandchild, Mister Linh flees from a war-torn country. But he ends up in a place where he doesn’t feel at home. Until one day he meets Mister Bark, who mostly talks about his recently deceased wife. Although Mister Linh doesn’t understand him, he keeps listening to him, with his little girl on his knee. They meet every day on the same bench in the park. Until one day, everything changes…
Koen De Sutter performs the play as a monologue. Because De Sutter is alone onstage and performs all the roles – the narrator, Mister Linh and Mister Bark – the play has a very unconventional colour, atmosphere, and meaning. This is a production about the power of the imagination and representation. De Sutter tells the story with all the means he has at his disposal: text, words, images, music, sound, projections, etc. But this is also a play about loneliness, about the desire to communicate with the other and not least with the audience. Are we inside the narrator’s head? Are Mister Linh and Mister Bark voices in his own head? Is storytelling his way of processing a trauma?
regie, vormgeving Guy Cassiers | tekst Philippe Claudel | spel Koen De Sutter | dramaturgie Erwin Jans | video-ontwerp Klaas Verpoest | geluidsontwerp Diederik De Cock, Koen De Sutter | lichtadvies Ken Hioco | kostuumadvies Tim Van Steenbergen | regie-assistentie Lut Lievens | stage regie Stephen Liebman | stage regie-assistentie Sofie Moors | productieleiding Stefaan Deldaele | technische productieleiding Chris Vanneste | lichttechniek Maarten Meeussen | uitvoering kostuums Cindy Dierckx, Monique van Hassel, Kathleen Van Mechelen | met dank aan Liezelot Osselaer | uitvoering decor Patrick Jacobs, Senne Suls, Jan Palinckx, Karl Schneider | productie Toneelhuis | gerealiseerd met de steun van de Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid Casa Kafka Pictures - Isabelle Molhant Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius | met dank aan Bart van Nuffelen