Pieter De Buysser [BE] ROBIN & Archa Theater
The After Party
Prague Castle, 5 AM. The master of ceremonies appointed by Václav Havel finds an EU commissioner asleep under the conference table. Things clearly got out of hand, but what if this is the morning when things turn out for the best? Pieter De Buysser presents a play about magnanimity and magic, about human failings and the glorious dawn of politics. What is the significance of Václav Havel’s legacy for Europe today? Might the spirit of the former president inspire a new alliance? What would the landscape of Adam and Eve look like in the contemporary political context? Would this revolutionary couple now take the plunge themselves to escape from the old-fashioned ‘paradise’?
• Over the last season, author and actor Pieter De Buysser performed his hundredth Book Burning at the Kaaistudios. We also presented his planetarium performance The Tip of the Tongue (2017) in cooperation with the Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
text, direction Pieter De Buysser | with Christelle Cornil, Vladimír Javorský | dramaturgy Esther Severi (Kaaitheater) | set design Herman Sorgeloos | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | translation Magda de Bruin Hüblová (Czech), Miles O´Shea (English), Martine Bom (French) | production, presentation Kaaitheater (Brussels), Archa Theater Prague, ROBIN (Brussels) | A House on Fire presentation with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union | support Flanders Literature/Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren | ROBIN is funded by the Flemish Authorities and the VGC in Brussels