Café and chip shop De Sportvriend in Belzele is languishing. Even barflies are ignoring it. But still, its patrons Alice and her brother Jules are sticking to their guns. Their only punter is the bullied school teacher Daan a.k.a. the big baboon. The place is a sinkhole. Nothing will stand upright in this no man’s land. But they’ve got each other. That is, until Ulrike appears, clad in cycling gear.
In the richly imagined tragicomedy Chasse Patate these gnarled mortals try to hold their own while the ground beneath their feet grows squidgy. This family show is a layered declaration of love to all the dreamers, the fighters and to lukewarm beer. The Flemish company by Studio ORKA excels at showcasing the human capacity for comfort. A warm embrace. Best show of the year, according to De Standaard.
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.
directed and performed by: Philippe Van de Velde, Martine Decroos, Dominique Van Malder, Julie Delrue, Titus De Voogdt, Janne Desmet
music: Wim Deliveyne, Peter De Bosschere, Luc Waegeman
shape: Philippe Van de Velde, Kwint Manshoven
decor: Philippe Van de Velde, Kwint Manshoven, Kris Van Oudenhove, Stef Decoster, Niels Ieven, Bart Van Bellegem, Bram Rombouts, Kobe Vandenberghe
coach: Peter Monsaert
production: Maarten Naessens, Famke Dhont, Isabelle Vermeulen, Karen Van De Voorde
costumes: Maartje Van Bourgognie, Elise Goedgezelschap
technics: Lorin Duquesne
thanks to: Mieke Versyp, Familie Claes
coproduction: Ruhrtriennale – Festival of the Art, NTGent, Theaterfestival Boulevard en C-mine.
with support of: Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen.
- Entrance price € 17, kind € 10
- Friend price € 15, kind € 9
- Genre Theatre
- Running time 90 min.
- Type Family Show
- Accessibility Visual impairment, Audio description, Wheelchair accessible