LOD muziektheater en KVS/ Josse de Pauw, Arnon Grunberg, Claron McFadden e.a.
Early this century Arnon Grunberg [Amsterdam, 1971] wrote his De Mensheid zij geprezen Humanity be praised), a contemporary The Praise of Folly. The opening line: “No beast has been slandered as much as man.” In the book the accused, humanity, addresses sourpusses, half-baked intellectuals, confused philosophers and degenerate novelists. Grunberg readily admits: humanity IS greedy, lecherous, violent and spineless. But, he retorts, it has no other option.
Josse De Pauw [Asse, 1952] however, strongly suspects Grunberg of humiliating humanity in his pamphlet. Which is why he is literally putting the author on the stand. Soprano Claron McFadden [New York, 1961] is lending ridiculed humanity her voice. Will Grunberg be able to clear himself of the charges?
De Mensheid is part 2 of De Pauw’s trilogy/triphony. Boulevard is also presenting part 1 – cf. left page. These are stand-alone plays that can be enjoyed independently.
There are free shuttle busses available from the festivalsquare to the location of the show. These busses leave half an hour before the show starts.
conceived & directed by: Josse De Pauw
music: Henry Purcell, Claron McFadden, Kris Defoort
text: Arnon Grunberg
text editing: Mark Schaevers
performed by: Josse De Pauw, Arnon Grunberg
vocals (improvisation): Claron McFadden
piano (improvisation): Kris Defoort
lights & stage: Eric Soyer
stage: KVS atelier
canvas: Anne Marcq
costumes: Greta Goiris
costume assistent: Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes
technics: Brecht Beuselinck, Jannes Dierynck
video: Pascal Poissonnier
photo: Kurt Van der Elst
pr & communication: Magalie Lagae, Inge Jooris, Lien De Trogh
spread: Frans Brood Productions
head of production: Kristel Deweerdt
production: LOD muziektheater & KVS
coproduction: Le Manège Maubeuge, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, Théâtre de Namur
- Entrance price € 19
- Friend price € 17
- Genre Theatre, Musical theater
- Running time 80 min.
- Attainability Shuttle bus and walking distance
- Location Verkadefabriek/ Grote Zaal
Toilet facilities available
- Accessibility Induction loops/infra red system available, Visual impairment, Wheelchair accessible