© Lex De Meester

Wie is bang?

Tom Lanoye & Koen De Sutter

An older acting couple – played by real life couple Els Dottermans and Han Kerckhoffs – take stock of their love for each other and for their métier. To capitalise on their fame and make some money, they tour popular classics, including one about a drunken, vituperative intellectual couple. After a while, that’s the only show the audience still wants to see – all the others flop, but this show remains sold out. Evening after evening they are condemned to face each other in an ever-decreasing performance. 

The only thing that changes is who their antagonists are: two younger actors are in the show, but couple after couple leave, slamming doors on the way out. Happily, the State is on hand to offer support: a subsidy is on offer, as long as the next chosen pair of young actors are “diverse.” 

The first meeting between the two couples exposes a whole lot of hidden conflict to the light. 

Credits

TEKST / TEXTE / TEXT Tom Lanoye REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Koen De Sutter SPEL / JEU / PERFORMANCE Els Dottermans, Tarikh Janssen, Han Kerckhoffs, Dilan Yurdakul DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Alex Mallems DECOR / DÉCOR / SET DESIGN Stef Stessel KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN An De Mol LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / LIGHTING DESIGN Dennis Diels PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Greet Prové Bart Mulder REGIEASSISTENT / ASSISTANTE À LA MISE EN SCÈNE / ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR Anne-Laure Vandeputte TONEELMEESTER / RÉGISSEUR / STAGE MANAGER Pieter Nys TECHNIEK / TECHNIQUE / TECHNICIAN Pieter Nys, Frank Haesevoets, Jan Van Ooteghem UITVOERING DECOR & KOSTUUM / EXÉCUTION DÉCOR & COSTUMES / SET & COSTUMES EXECUTION Ateliers NTGent PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia & NTGent