The Courage to Be Disliked
27.04 – 29.04.2021
Every week, a fabulously wealthy woman descends the marble steps of her penthouse, straight into the bubbling underbelly of the city. There she observes, fillets and memorises in detail what she sees, no matter how repulsive. After each trip, she shares her musings: she may be rich, but she is also generous. The Courage to be Disliked is a theatrical monologue about idealism and compensation, about the self-evidence with which the world moulds itself to you if you are rich and privileged, and about the reality that exists beyond that.
For the first time, Natali Broods plays solo at the KOE, in a documentary about a play that is about making a documentary and the KOE has pulled out all the digital stops. Get ready for a brand new genre: the scripted reality one woman livestream making of show. With a camera as an additional character and Brussels as an extra, the cast stands with one leg on your doorstep and the other on stage.
'It is pretty likely that the way we see and describe the world in fact is not the only correct description of reality. But it is the most relevant. Because the way we look at the world, that is the way everyone would like to look at it. Everyone wants to be rich.'
tekst Willem de Wolf | spel Natali Broods | regie Peter Van den Eede | licht & decor Bram De Vreese | productie de KOE