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Gavrilo Princip

theatre
10—11.10.2014

The powerful hand of chance

On 28th June 1914 Gavrilo Princip and five friends made an attempt on the life of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Habsburg throne, during his visit to Sarajevo. The attack failed. Feeling disillusioned and hungry, Gavrilo entered a bakery. When he came out again, the crown prince was just passing by. The car stopped a little way ahead and then reversed back to the same spot. The last thing Franz Ferdinand saw was a little man with narrow shoulders and a thin moustache.

Gavrilo Princip is about a world that is on the verge of disappearing, about a peasant who overthrows the elite, about the subjectivity of historiography and about the powerful hand of chance. A manic, orgiastic, theatrical reconstruction, which is ultimately reminiscent only of a battlefield.

De Warme Winkel is a theatre company that has a love of history and an intense fascination for its own incomprehensible and polymorphous age. In the group’s performances they play with styles, forms, expectations, clichés, icons and the audience. 

concept en spel Jeroen De Man, Maria Kraakman, Vincent Rietveld, Mara van Vlijmen en Ward Weemhoff | camera Emo Weemhoff | eindregie Marien Jongewaard | geluidscompositie Remco de Jong en Florentijn Boddendijk | onderzoek Czeslaw de Wijs | lichtontwerp Prem Scholte Albers | scenografie Juul Dekker, Sarah Nixon (assistent) | kleding Bernadette Corstens | technische productie HP Hulscher | techniek Sander van der Werff, Bas Brunink | productieleiding coördinatie Carry Hendriks | productieleiding Sophie van Hoorn |  tour begeleiding Paulien van der Avoird | zakelijke leiding Marloes Marinussen, Gerard Tonen | office assistent Rick Mouwen | boventiteling Elly Scheele Engelse | vertaling Renske Ebbers | scènefotografie Sofie Knijff | met speciale dank aan Mark Kraan, Anneke Sluiters, Jez Cox en Ivo Pas | productie De Warme Winkel | coproductie Holland Festival, Kaaitheater | met dank aan SNS Reaal Fonds, Ammodo, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten en Gemeente Utrecht.

A House on Fire co-production; with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
met de steun van VISITBRUSSELS en van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest