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Para

David Van Reybrouck, Raven Ruëll & Bruno Vanden Broecke / KVS

'You can put a lot into an empty barrel.' (David Van Reybrouck)

Nine years after the premiere of their internationally acclaimed stage hit Mission, the author David Van Reybrouck, actor and theatre-maker Bruno Vanden Broecke and director Raven Ruëll will be working together once again, this time on Para, a new KVS production. Following the missionary in Mission, in this new monologue David Van Reybrouck gives a soldier the chance to speak. To this end he delves into a forgotten episode in recent history, Belgium’s large-scale military intervention in Somalia in 1992. Over the last two years, Van Reybrouck has been ploughing through archives and publications and has interviewed parachute commandos, both officers and men, who took part in the mission.

Para will be neither an indictment nor a panegyric, but will rather examine the complex tragedy of ‘international peace operations’. It is a story of idealism and impotence, noble aims and shady practices.

 

Reviews

03.12.2016 - De Standaard - Para schiet raak
05.12.2016 - De Morgen - Oorlog is mensenwerk

Quotes

‘An amazing, movingly harsh performance.’
- De Morgen -
‘Bruno Vanden Broecke is the king of the monologue. This is not just a play, it is an event of national importance: an exercise in recollection and empathy.’
- De Standaard **** -
‘First-rate theatre that explodes like a splinter bomb in your conscience. Bruno Vanden Broecke reminds us once again why he is one of the greatest actors of his generation.’
- Focus Knack **** -
‘Following David Van Reybrouck’s previous success, the expectations were high. Para easily fulfils them. This is the story of so many international missions, accurately presented in every detail.’
- De Volkskrant **** -

Credits

DIRECTION RAVEN RUËLL CAST BRUNO VANDEN BROECKE TEXT DAVID VAN REYBROUCK SCENOGRAPHY LEO DE NIJS SET EXECUTION KVS ATELIER LIGHTING DESIGN JOHAN VONK LIGHTING GEERT DROBé SOUND Dimitri Joly COSTUMES HEIDI EHRHART PRODUCTON MANAGER LIEVEN SYMAEYS PRODUCTION KVS THANKS TO JACQUES BLOEMEN & ADRIAAN VAN DEN HOOF

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PERSVERANTWOORDELIJKE

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