FC Bergman [BE] Toneelhuis / NTGent / KVS

JR

JR
JR

18.03 – 22.03.2020

This show will be staged in the 2019-2020 season – but you can already book your tickets!

In the mid-1970s, the New York stock exchange was brutally disrupted or at least severely shocked when a new player emerged on the market out of the blue: JR Vansandt is smart, merciless and… only eleven years old.

William Gaddis is one of the most influential authors in American postmodern literature. His 1975 magnum opus JR is a complex and hilarious satire on capitalism. FC Bergman has opted for an ambitious adaptation that unmasks contemporary humanity. JR premièred in Antwerp last year and is now being staged in Brussels. The company is building a sky-high set in the halls of Paleis12 at the Heizel, around which an extensive ensemble of actors will reconstruct the kaleidoscopic world of JR.

• FC Bergman was founded by six young theatremakers in 2008. In only a short time, they have developed their own theatre language that is not only anarchistic and mildly chaotic, but especially very visual and poetic. They have previously presented the impressive location-based projects Terminator Trilogie and Het land Nod in the Kaaitheater programme.


presented by Kaaitheater, KVS, CC Westrand, CC Strombeek, CC De Factorij, De Munt & Théâtre National

regie Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck | gebaseerd op het boek JR van William Gaddis | tekstbewerking FC Bergman i.s.m. Bart Van den Eynde & Willem Wallyn | met Joé Agemans, Kes Bakker, Gene Bervoets, Jan Bijvoet, Michael De Cock, Rashif El Kaoui, Frank Focketyn, Ella‑June Henrard, Bart Hollanders, Imke Mol, Junior Mthombeni, Anne‑Laure Vandeputte, Stijn Van Opstal, Geert Van Rampelberg, Oscar Van Rompay, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck, e.a. | geluidsontwerp Senjan Jansen | kostuumontwerp Joëlle Meerbergen | lichtontwerp FC Bergman i.s.m. Ken Hioco | figuranten Peter Apers, Cato Baccarne, Maya Cools, Emma Geudes, Geert Goossens, Lore Goossens, Witse Lemmens, Shana Listes, Paul Schrijvers, Assan Sey, Minne van den Broek, Leon van Mieghem, Peter Jan van Mieghem, Jentel Vaes, Jules Verachtert, Natnael Vervliet, Loes Wagemans , Kobe Debie, Foozen Ken Koné, Alya Tahir, Tim Zeegers | productie Toneelhuis | FC Bergman | coproducie KVS, NTGent, Olympique Dramatique | met de steun van Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius, De Neef Milieu en Chemiegroep, Must – Museum voor textiel, Ronse | met dank aan Must – Museum voor textiel Ronse, Café Costume, KunstZ

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