Theater play
Place Het Gevolg
November 8-9-10
20:45 to 21:30
event

Mother and three soldiers

Mother and three soldiers

Theater play

Place Het Gevolg

November 8-9-10

20:45 to 21:30

Text : Ernest Claes

Performance: Mieke De Groote

Directed by Stefan Percival

 

A farm in the Campen region in the autumn of 1917 A widow and her daughter receive a message from the postman of the village: that three German soldiers will be staying in her shed, fleeing from the raging war, which seems to have no end. The mother was not bothered by the war. She has enough difficulties in her farm. , But what worried her was the meeting of these soldiers with her young daughter,also her two sons would be in daily danger because of the presence of those soldiers,in daily basis with non specific period.

An amazing text by Ernst Claes, who takes that shocking situation as his starting point, meeting the strangers in a sudden causes uncomfortable situation but that reaction is logical and understandable,aren't we all worried to meet new things? Does this encounter turn from fear into a state full of love and emotions? Can the first encounter become an attraction? But is it expected that the family meeting with the soldiers will become hateful automatically? Why do some meetings succeed and others do not even get a chance? Is it our nature as people who can change the course of events? How do people in such a situation in a raging war change themselves? How can people from different contexts meet as they meet a child born now.

The famous actress Mieke de Grotte is the mother in our play, who is known through her television roles as the series of the island and a series of flesh and blood and other television roles

After directing many of a very known theater plays, my mother, Peter and the wire of death, Witt is always clean, Stephan returns to direct  this text to explore the meaning of loneliness and living with group.

 

highly recommended