1 till 10 August 2019

Craquelé | 8+

Studio Orka | BE

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Where there's a rise, a fall is sure to follow. Nothing can escape it, not empires, not even love. Thankfully, there's beauty in decay. Leonard Cohen captured it in a single line: "There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in." The same applies to the grotesque yet loving theatre show Craquelé. In an empty church, a sexton called Tuesday is looking back upon his riddle of a life. Countless villagers come to visit: the gravedigger, the choirmaster, a son, a daughter and other lost souls. Each of them making a bigger sacrifice in life than the empty collection plate would suggest. And yet, the sense of community lingers on, in their fights, their relationships and their celebrations. 

Craquelé is the appearance of tiny fractures and cracks. Not just in paint or glaze. In souls too, as Studio Orka proves. Their Craquelé is a warning: you can never reclaim time unused. So choose, take a leap, and live, as the church legend goes. At Boulevard 2017 these Flemish Theatre makers played the much praised Chasse Patate

Created and performed by: Martine Decroos, Philippe van de Velde, Dominique van Malder, Titus De Voogdt, Janne Desmet, Tania Van der Sanden, Ilse de Koe, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Peter Monsaert, Lander Scheire, Willem Loobuyck, Maria Dolores Nijns, Staf De Neve, and others
Production: Manchester International Festival and HETPALEIS
Coproduction: Theater Antigone


Theaterkrant: “De voorstelling zit vol onverwachte verrassingen. […] Overtuigend spel en een existentieel verhaal over mensen met barstjes, knakjes in relaties, scheurtjes in onze verlangens. Zo magisch.”

De Morgen: “Een precieze tekst vol volks-poëtische beeldspraak en met een verfijnd acteerspel dat humoristisch maar nergens kluchtig is.” ****

Location Prins Bernhardstraat 14
Running time 1u40 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