Theatre

Onvoltooid Verleden

Toneelhuis, Olympique Dramatique

"I am the dog that once having eaten human flesh has to be put down."

In 2007 Olympique Dramatique and Guy Cassiers made a stage adaptation of De geruchten (The Rumours), the successful novel Hugo Claus wrote in 1996. In 1998 Claus produced a sequel, Onvoltooid verleden (Unfinished History), which Olympique Dramatique is staging in 2012. The play is set several decades later, in a large city far from the village of Alegem. Whereas De geruchten revolved around René Catrijsse, this time the protagonist is his brother Noël. As a child Noël suffered brain damage as the result of a fall. He is now questioned by former police commissioner Blaute at his own request. What follows is a harsh account of a damaged and damned soul. The play is performed by Jan Decleir and Tom Dewispelaere.

Pure actors’ theatre, of the kind you rarely see.

Yves Desmet in De Morgen , 21 April 2012

"You have to see this.  Onvoltooid verleden is perfect actors’ theatre with a brilliant ending."

Els Van Steenberghe in Knack **** , 23 April 2012

"Essential narrative and listening theatre with two first-rate actors and no multimedia hocus-pocus."

Roeland de Trazignies in Cobra.be *** , 20 April 2012

author

  • Ellen Stynen

text

  • Hugo Claus

adaptation

  • Jan Decleir
  • Ellen Stynen
  • Jan Bijvoet
  • Tom Dewispelaere

performance

  • Jan Decleir
  • Tom Dewispelaere

image

  • Tom Liekens

light design

  • Mark Van Denesse

costume design

  • Katelijne Damen

coaching

  • Jan Bijvoet

production

  • Toneelhuis
  • Toneelhuis
  • Olympique Dramatique
  • Olympique Dramatique

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  1. Thursday 19 April 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  2. Friday 20 April 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Saturday 21 April 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Tuesday 24 April 2012 — CC Brugge/Stadsschouwburg, Brugge
  5. Thursday 26 April 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Friday 27 April 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Saturday 28 April 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Sunday 29 April 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  9. Wednesday 2 May 2012 — CCHA, Hasselt
  10. Friday 4 May 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  11. Saturday 5 May 2012 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  12. Tuesday 8 May 2012 — NTGent/Schouwburg, Gent
  13. Wednesday 9 May 2012 — NTGent/Schouwburg, Gent
  14. Saturday 12 May 2012 — Grote zaal ITA, Amsterdam
  15. Monday 14 May 2012 — 30CC/Schouwburg, Leuven
  16. Tuesday 15 May 2012 — 30CC/Schouwburg, Leuven
  17. Thursday 23 August 2012 — Theaterstudio deSingel, Antwerpen
  18. Saturday 8 September 2012 — Nederlands Theaterfestival, Amsterdam
  19. Thursday 13 June 2013 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  20. Friday 14 June 2013 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  21. Saturday 15 June 2013 — 21h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  22. Thursday 11 December 2014 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  23. Friday 12 December 2014 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  24. Saturday 13 December 2014 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  25. Sunday 14 December 2014 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

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