Odysseus. Een zwerver komt thuis.
This is the story of a wanderer who, cast adrift after fighting a war that has lasted too long, is trying to find his way home on a seemingly endless voyage. His journey is hampered by women, islands, the sea, and the interference of a recalcitrant god. However, once he has returned he will still have to fight the ultimate battle to reclaim his position of father, ruler and husband.
24 actors narrate and perform the Odyssey. One by one and in verses that have survived the erosion of time. Part of the primal canon, but inexorably relevant today. Homer’s classic in a smooth, colloquial adaptation written in iambic pentameter by Patrick Lateur.
You can experience this theatre marathon, which lasts more than 24 hours, on three separate evenings or in full on Saturday. 24 male heroes in a row, ranging from young to not so young. The only woman is the first-class performer Lisbeth Gruwez who, with a solo dance offers them a wordless answer. Also check out the new creation by Lisbeth Gruwez We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay.
You can experience this theatre marathon, which lasts more than 24 hours, on three separate evenings (2, 3 & 4 Feb) or in full on 24-25 March.
Patrick Lateur has freshly translated the iambic pentameters into Dutch. We are currently researching if and how we could provide translations into English.