© Michiel Devijver
Tue 07.04.2020 20:00 - 21:30

Familie

Milo Rau / NTGent
07.04.2020
20:00 - 21:30
  • 07.04.2020
    20:00 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussel
    KVS BOL
    cancelled

After the international success of Five Easy Pieces, bringing the life of murderer and child molester Marc Dutroux to the stage with children, and La Reprise, about the homophobic murder of Ihsane Jarfi in Liège, Milo Rau completes the Trilogy of Crimes with a family drama.

In 2007 in Calais, a whole family hanged themselves: the parents and their two children. Never a motive was found, the goodbye-letter stated: ‘We went too far, sorry’. What reasons, what injuries underlie such a suicide? The family drama will be staged by a real family: actors An Miller and Filip Peeters will not only act together as a couple, but for the first time in their career they will be on stage with their two teenage daughters Leonce and Louisa (13 and 14 years old). Together they will reconstruct the last moments of this mysterious case, following the journey of their own family, questioning the construction of family from the first date to its darkest abysses.

Milo Rau has been artistic director of NTGent since the 2018/19 season. In his productions, he often mixes real life with professional actors, reality with fiction. For his opening production Lam Gods he brought over 50 citizens of Ghent on stage to re-enact the Ghent Altarpiece. Rau has produced more than 50 plays, films, events and written books. His productions have been shown at all major international festivals and in more than 30 countries. For his work he received various prizes, e.g. in 2018 the European Theatre Prize.

The performance is not suitable for young people under 16 years of age. This show contains possibly offensive scenes. Do you have questions about suicide and do you want to talk about it? Call the suicide line 1813 free of charge.

Credits

REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Milo Rau SPEL / JEU/ CAST Filip Peeters, An Miller, Leonce Peeters, Louisa Peeters COACH Peter Seynaeve DECOR- & KOSTUUMONTWERP / DÉCOR & CONCEPTION DE COSTUMES / SET & COSTUME DESIGN Anton Lukas DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Carmen Hornbostel ASSISTENT DRAMATURGIE / ASSISTANT DRAMATURGIE / ASSISTANT DRAMATURGY Eline Banken PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION NTGent WERD GEREALISEERD MET STEUN VERKREGEN VIA DE BELGISCHE TAX SHELTER
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