Last year 101,000 Dutch nationals went on cruise holidays. In March 2017 the members of the Rotterdam-based theatre collective Wunderbaum also embarked. As part of their preparations for Superleuk, maar voortaan zonder mij (Great fun, but next time I’ll pass) they all took jobs as entertainers at sea.
The theme of this show is the growing inequality. Wunderbaum is struck by the rapid development of parallel worlds, each with its own walls and mores. The cruise ship is an example of a gated community, a place to be among like-minded people. The creed on board: death by entertainment.
Superleuk, maar voortaan zonder mij is an adaptation of the essay A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again from 1997. The American cult writer David Foster Wallace, who took his own life in 2008, wrote it after taking a cruise in the Caribbean. Aside: the shipping company never extended their contract with Wunderbaum. Boulevard takes this as a compliment for which it is happy to haul out the gangplank.
Combiticket on Saturday the 12th of August: Superleuk, maar voortaan zonder mij by Wunderbaum and A room for all our tomorrows by Igor & Moreno. Together for € 31,- / € 29,- Friends.
On Thursday the 10th of August as a guest in Tafelen met makers at 17:00.
On Friday the 11th of August as a guest to the Openluchtgesprek at 15:30.
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.
performed by: Maartje Remmers, Wine Dierickx, Marleen Scholten, Walter Bart, Matijs Jansen
- Entrance price € 19
- Friend price € 17
- Genre Theatre
- Running time 100 min.
- Attainability Shuttle bus and walking distance
- Location Tramkade Kaaihallen
Toilet facilities unavailable
- Accessibility Wheelchair accessible