MERKEL

Merkel is a Wagnerian electro-opera about the most influential woman of this moment in history; Angela Dorothea Merkel. Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany, tacitly the leader of Europe, and, next to Theresa May, the only woman in a male-dominated political world. In an age in which right wing populism flourishes and polarizes Europe, Merkel tries to unite the European people; she offers a helping hand in the financial collapse of Greece and the international refugee crisis. She chooses the general interest of the people over her personal beliefs. What does it take to be Merkel? And how long is this way of conducting politics sustainable for Europe and for herself? In order to get answers to these questions, Nineties crawls into her skin. The theatre makers throw themselves into the struggle between self-interest and altruism, between the individual and the collective. Based on political speeches and biographical sources, childhood memories and fictional encounters, Nineties creates a portrait of the Mutti of Germany and an ode to the struggle of the (seemingly) egoless (wo)man.

PLAYDATES

26 maart 2019: Theater Kikker, Utrecht
27 maart 2019: Theater Kikker, Utrecht
28 maart 2019: Theater Kikker, Utrecht
29 maart 2019: De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort
31 maart 2019: Grand Theater, Groningen
5 april 2019: Toneelschuur, Haarlem
6 april 2019: Toneelschuur, Haarlem
10 april 2019: Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam
11 april 2019: Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam
12 april 2019: Op locatie, i.s.m. Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
13 april 2019: Op locatie, i.s.m. Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
14 april 2019: Op locatie, i.s.m. Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
16 april 2019: Odeon, Zwolle
17 april 2019: Odeon, Zwolle
19 april 2019: Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
20 april 2019: Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
24 april 2019: De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg
25 april 2019: De Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg
26 april 2019: Chassé Theater, Breda
1 mei 2019: Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
2 mei 2019: Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
7 mei 2019: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
8 mei 2019: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
9 mei 2019: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
10 mei 2019: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
11 mei 2019: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
12 mei 2019: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam

 

De tor van Nineties

CREDITS

On stage: Annelinde Bruijs, Benjamin Moen, Yannick Noomen, Christiaan Verbeek
Off 
stage: Floor Houwink ten Cate, Anne Maike Mertens
Scenography: Julian Maiwald
PR 
Marketing: Esra Johanna Merkel | Producer: Merel Hobrink | Business Manager: Mara Aronson
Thanks to: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, De Coproducers, Gemeente Utrecht

TICKETS

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