Pieter De Buysser/ROBIN [BE] & Archa Theater

The After Party

The After Party
The After Party

07.02.2018

Havel’s legacy

It is 5 AM in the Prague Fortress, the UNESCO-protected palace complex that houses the Czech government. A large round table, where a crucial European summit took place the evening before, stands deserted. Master of Ceremonies Jan Ptáček – appointed by the beloved but long-gone president – finds the EU official Fanny Racine asleep under the tablecloth. A number of things clearly went wrong that night. Might other things magically turn out much better? In this production, Pieter De Buysser raises several questions. 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