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Hoge Weg

Toneelhuis, MartHa!tentatief

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In the entrance hall of a high-rise apartment building, a young woman campaigns for a new park. People reject her idea again and again, but that doesn’t discourage her in the least. She defends her dream of a park with such passion that after a while you begin to wonder if she is out of her mind. Or simply out of this world.

Hoge Weg  (High Road) is a new play written by Bart Van Nuffelen (MartHa!tentatief ), performed by Evelien Bosmans. She talks about her campaign with the residents of the tower, usually through the intercom, but also face-to-face with people in the entrance hall. The building residents are played both by professional actors and people who have never been on stage before. For the casting, MartHa!tentatief looked in city neighbourhoods and far beyond.

Hoge Weg seeks answers to numerous questions. Is it possible to sketch a complete portrait of a contemporary city on the basis of 64 doorbells? Why does a vulnerable young woman keep subjecting herself to an endless series of rejections? Can a play nowadays shed almost unbearable light on goodness? And then we haven’t even come to the really difficult question: Is it possible to make a portrait of a contemporary city by focusing on a typically middle-class dream, namely the creation of a new park?

Since 2010, Bart Van Nuffelen has increasingly emphasized this urban reality in his plays. Polen op zondag, 13 1⁄2, Dinska Bronska and the recent De fietsendief have all zoomed in on this.

Credits

text

  • Bart Van Nuffelen en alle lezers, makers en spelers van Hoge Weg

director

  • Bart Van Nuffelen
  • Johan Petit

with

  • Evelien Bosmans
  • Sami Khoghyani
  • Irfan Khoghyani
  • Jecsan Jimenez Leon
  • Bieke Swartebroeckx
  • Erik Van Herreweghe
  • Ludovic Nyamabo
  • Frederik Van Dyck
  • Wassim Alkisi
  • Alain Lauwers
  • Elly Nys
  • Marijke Baum
  • Naoufel Boubekri
  • Latifa Matheeusen
  • Sunny Toki
  • Louise Petit
  • Leni Heymans
  • Charlotte Nyssen
  • Paula Kopczyk
  • Tino Ruyters
  • Werner Marinus
  • Greg Timmermans
  • Luc Nuyens
  • Katrien Van Balen
  • Ernest Wicik

decor en licht

  • Manu Siebens
  • Tim Clement

kostuums

  • Tine Deseure

choreography

  • Natascha Pire

production management

  • Joyce Loir

production

  • Toneelhuis

coproduction

  • MartHa!tentatief

with the support of

  • Casa Kafka Pictures - Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius
  • Tax Shelter maatregel v/d Belgische Federale Overheid

All data

  1. Saturday 15 December 2018 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Aftertalk in the auditorium
  2. Sunday 16 December 2018 — 15U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Audio description, Toneelhuisatelier
  3. Tuesday 18 December 2018 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Andere Taal voor DUMMIES, om 19u
  4. Wednesday 19 December 2018 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Andere Taal voor DUMMIES, om 19u
  5. Thursday 20 December 2018 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Andere Taal voor DUMMIES, om 19u
  6. Friday 21 December 2018 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Andere Taal voor DUMMIES, om 19u
  7. Saturday 22 December 2018 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  8. Tuesday 12 February 2019 — 20U00 — , Leuven
  9. Thursday 21 February 2019 — 20U00 — , Mol
  10. Thursday 28 February 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Andere Taal voor DUMMIES, om 19u
  11. Friday 1 March 2019 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp Andere Taal voor DUMMIES, om 19u
  12. Wednesday 6 March 2019 — 20U00 — , Strombeek-Bever
  13. Saturday 9 March 2019 — 20U00 — , Beveren
  1. Thursday 13 December 2018 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp

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