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Long Day's Journey into Nights

Eugene O'Neill / Koen Van Kaam & Jorgen Cassier / Zuidpool
Tue 28.03.2023 20:30 - 22:00
KVS, Brussels
20:30 - 22:00

What happens when we can’t or won’t understand each other any longer? What do we risk when we stop listening – to others, and to ourselves?

This gripping autobiographical masterpiece by American Nobel Prize winner Eugene O’Neill describes one day in the life of the toxic Tyrone family. The father is an embittered, alcohol-guzzling actor at the end of his career; the mother is an unstable morphine addict in denial; the oldest son a failed actor with a beastly, cynical lifestyle; the youngest, a highly sensitive poet with a likely fatal lung condition.

In razor-sharp dialogues, each of them tries to get to grips with their disappointments – in themselves and the others. With minimal action, O’Neill drops a cluster bomb of words meant to injure and reconcile. It’s a scream for love by people who can’t live with or without each other. From early morning to midnight, they are entangled in a moving battle – one they know they can’t win. 

In a radical adaptation with an exceptional group of international actors – who all speak different languages – Long Day’s Journey into Night thrives on language, monumental minimalism, and rock-solid performances. With Sofie Decleir, Atta Nasser, Tijmen Govaerts & Laurent Capelluto.


TEKST / TEXTE / TEXT Long Day’s Journey into Night van/de/by Eugene O’Neill BEWERKING / ADAPTATION / ADAPTATION Koen van Kaam REGIE, CONCEPT / MISE EN SCÈNE, CONCEPT / DIRECTION, CONCEPT Koen van Kaam & Jorgen Cassier MET / AVEC / WITH Sofie Decleir, Atta Nasser, Tijmen Govaerts, & Laurent Capelluto GELUID / SON / SOUND Jorgen Cassier KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Andrea Kränzlin PROMOTIEBEELD / IMAGE DE PROMOTION / PROMOTION IMAGE Kaat Pype PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Zuidpool COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Perpodium MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid