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Onder de vulkaan

“Come back to me, Yvonne. I’ll stop drinking. Just come back, even if it’s only for a day.”, So writes Geoffrey Firmin, British consul in Mexico, to the wife who has left him. But he doesn’t post the letter.

On November 2, 1938, The Day of the Dead (All Souls Day), she walks into the cantina where he’s been drinking all night. What follows is a day spent fighting to save their relationship.

Malcolm Lowry based his novel Under the Volcano partly on his own life. No other book in the literary canon describes so ruthlessly, so poignantly, so poetically and with such fascination the world of the drunkard. It is the end of the 1930s and the world is on the brink of chaos.

Four people -- Geoffrey Firmin, the Consul, Yvonne Constable, his wife, Hugh Firmin, his younger brother, and Jacques Laruelle, boyhood friend of the Consul -- make a passionate attempt to give meaning to their lives.

For this production Guy Cassiers went filming in Mexico. Josse De Pauw adapted the novel as a play. He also portrays an impressive Consul.

Credits

director

  • Guy Cassiers

text

  • Josse De Pauw

after the novel by

  • Malcolm Lowry

performance

  • Katelijne Damen
  • Kevin Janssens
  • Bert Luppes

styling/set design

  • Enrico Bagnoli
  • Diederik De Cock
  • Arjen Klerkx

costume design

  • Katelijne Damen

production

  • Toneelhuis

coproduction

  • Festival d'Automne à Paris
  • Maison de la Culture d'Amiens
  • MC2 Grenoble
  • Le Volcan Scéne Nationale du Havre
  • La Comédie de Reims
  • Théâtre de la Ville de Paris

thanks to

  • Marc Van Eeghem

All data

Er zijn geen aankomende activiteiten voor dit event.

  1. Wednesday 23 September 2009 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  2. Thursday 24 September 2009 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  3. Friday 25 September 2009 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  4. Saturday 26 September 2009 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  5. Thursday 1 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  6. Friday 2 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  7. Saturday 3 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  8. Sunday 4 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  9. Tuesday 6 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  10. Wednesday 7 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  11. Thursday 8 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  12. Friday 9 October 2009 — Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
  13. Tuesday 13 October 2009 — 30CC, Leuven
  14. Thursday 15 October 2009 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  15. Friday 16 October 2009 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  16. Saturday 17 October 2009 — 21U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  17. Wednesday 21 October 2009 — Théâtre du Nord, Lille
  18. Thursday 22 October 2009 — Théâtre du Nord, Lille
  19. Friday 23 October 2009 — Théâtre du Nord, Lille
  20. Saturday 24 October 2009 — Théâtre du Nord, Lille
  21. Sunday 25 October 2009 — Théâtre du Nord, Lille
  22. Wednesday 28 October 2009 — cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt
  23. Friday 30 October 2009 — Kaaitheater, Brussels
  24. Saturday 31 October 2009 — Kaaitheater, Brussels
  25. Tuesday 3 November 2009 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  26. Wednesday 4 November 2009 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  27. Thursday 5 November 2009 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  28. Friday 6 November 2009 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  29. Saturday 7 November 2009 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  30. Wednesday 11 November 2009 — Vooruit - Theaterzaal, Gent
  31. Thursday 12 November 2009 — Vooruit - Theaterzaal, Gent
  32. Friday 13 November 2009 — Vooruit - Theaterzaal, Gent
  33. Saturday 14 November 2009 — Vooruit - Theaterzaal, Gent
  34. Wednesday 18 November 2009 — MC2, Grenoble
  35. Thursday 19 November 2009 — MC2, Grenoble
  36. Friday 20 November 2009 — MC2, Grenoble
  37. Tuesday 24 November 2009 — Maison de la Culture, Amiens
  38. Wednesday 25 November 2009 — Maison de la Culture, Amiens
  39. Saturday 28 November 2009 — Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
  40. Monday 30 November 2009 — Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag, Den Haag
  41. Thursday 3 December 2009 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  42. Friday 4 December 2009 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  43. Monday 7 December 2009 — Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Groningen
  44. Wednesday 9 December 2009 — Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht
  45. Saturday 12 December 2009 — Parktheater, Eindhoven
  46. Tuesday 15 December 2009 — Le Volcan, Le Havre
  47. Wednesday 16 December 2009 — Le Volcan, Le Havre
  48. Saturday 19 December 2009 — La Comédie de Reims, Reims
  49. Wednesday 12 January 2011 — TAP - Théâtre et Auditorium de Poitiers, Poitiers
  50. Thursday 13 January 2011 — TAP - Théâtre et Auditorium de Poitiers, Poitiers
  51. Wednesday 19 January 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  52. Thursday 20 January 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  53. Friday 21 January 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  54. Saturday 22 January 2011 — 20U00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerp
  55. Friday 28 January 2011 — Scène Nationale de Martigues, Martigues
  56. Tuesday 1 February 2011 — Scène Nationale de Sète, Sète
  57. Wednesday 2 February 2011 — Scène Nationale de Sète, Sète
  58. Wednesday 9 February 2011 — Le lieu Unique, Nantes
  59. Thursday 10 February 2011 — Le lieu Unique, Nantes
  60. Tuesday 15 February 2011 — TNS - Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
  61. Wednesday 16 February 2011 — TNS - Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
  62. Thursday 17 February 2011 — TNS - Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
  63. Friday 18 February 2011 — TNS - Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
  64. Saturday 19 February 2011 — TNS - Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
  65. Thursday 24 February 2011 — Onassis Cultural Center, Athene
  66. Friday 25 February 2011 — Onassis Cultural Center, Athene
  67. Saturday 26 February 2011 — Onassis Cultural Center, Athene

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