Pieter De Buysser and Hans Op de Beeck, Belgium
Book Burning | Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs) | Oct 8 – 11
History is clogged. There are no more revolutions. What else can we add?
In Book Burning, Pieter De Buysser tells the story of Sebastian, a man he met at an Occupy demonstration, whose life has become embroiled in a WikiLeaks scandal. He follows the man’s search to discover the root of a genetic illness that took the life of his wife and now threatens the life of his daughter, Tilda. She just wants to forget it all.
This is a play about forgetting and forgiving, knowledge and riddles, secrets and the lack of stories. It is a captivating fable, told by a charming story-teller in the guise of Schrödinger’s cat, about personal histories, globalisation and the beginnings of a new world.
Staged alongside a beautiful, unfolding landscape created by visual artist Hans Op de Beeck, Book Burning testifies to the possibilities of language and the magical power of a radical imagination.
- Production: Margarita Production / Hiros
- Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater, Festival Baltoscandal, Belluard Bollwerk International, Teater Avant Garden, BIT Teatergarasjen, Brut Wien, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd.
- Project co-producted by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.
- With the support of: Koninklijke Bibliotheek België, Göteborgs Dance & Teater Festival, The Flemish Government.
Information and Tickets:
- Venue: Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs)
- Dates: Wed Oct 8 – Sat Oct 11, 7.30pm
- Tickets: €20 – €25
- Duration: 90 mins. No interval.
- Talking Theatre: Oct 11, post-show. With Pieter De Buysser.
"A truly original piece of theatre. Five stars hardly does it justice." The Latest UK
Cast and Creative Team:
- Concept: Pieter De Buysser and Hans Op de Beeck
- Design: Hans Op de Beeck
- Written and performed by: Pieter De Buysser
- Lighting Design and Technician: Herman Sorgeloos
- Dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater)
- English Language Coaching: Miles O'Shea
- English Translation: Jodie Hruby, Miles O'Shea and Pieter De Buysser