3 till 5 August 2019

Billy the Kid: a post-truth concert in court

Touki Delphine/ Nineties Productions | NL

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According to witnesses, Billy the Kid [1859-1881] killed two dozen people. Now even though he was under age, this makes him worse than a mere rascal. But right before Billy was to be hanged, he escaped. Two deaths later, he had an unfortunate encounter with a bullet after all. The Kid was a desperado of mythical proportions, as the many films, songs, biographies and scientific treatises about him teach us. And yet he always escapes a check and double check. Did he ever even exist? Do we prefer fiction over fact? In this piece of music theatre Touki Delphine and Nineties Productions study the concept of ‘the truth’ in the post-truth era. With diesel-soaked live music: from country to hiphop, to Tom Waits and David Bowie.

On stage: Yannick Noomen, Rik Elstgeest, Chris Doyle, Marius Mensink, Maya Mertens, Orpheo McCord, Mitchell Yoshida
Off stage: Anne Maike Mertens, Floor Houwink ten Cate, Sanne Vanderbruggen

De Volkskrant: “Kleurrijke personages, hoorspelgeluiden, idiote uitdossingen en een uitbundig instrumentarium.” ****

Location Festivalplein/ BLVRD Theater
Running time 70 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender