VerpleegThuis

Teun Toebes
Wed 22 Mar ’23 20:30
The chance that this show is about your future is one in five
Wed 22 Mar ’23
20:30

Following the great success of his book VerpleegThuis, with which he debuted at #1 on the bestseller list and sold more than 50,000 copies in the first three weeks, Teun Toebes is expanding his mission to theaters throughout the Netherlands. And that includes coming to the Parktheater!

Teun is 22, very healthy, but lives with people who have dementia in the restricted ward of a nursing home. Why? As a nursing graduate in geriatrics, he has learned that life can be a nightmare when the head and body forget to connect. That is why Teun wants to experience what it is like to be an elderly person living in a nursing home. He has gone to great lengths to achieve this goal. More than a year ago, he decided to settle permanently in the restricted ward of a nursing home in Utrecht.

In the nursing home, he gets answers to questions such as: "How can you be part of each other's worlds when you have dementia?" and "How will he want to organize his own life later when the time comes?". As Teun puts it himself: “Right now, it is a nursing home, but we have to make it a nursing HOME”.

As an extension of his book, Teun gives his audiences a gripping and disarming view of people with dementia. When you look at something differently, you see that nothing is the same. People with dementia remain just like you and me, human forever! #HumanForever.

Through funny, sad and cheerful anecdotes, he takes his audiences on a passionate journey into a world they thought they knew, but never really saw before. The show will be interactive because the main goal is to help people assume this 'New Thinking', which will of course lead to beautiful, surprising and hilarious conversations. The big 'Why' question suddenly makes existing situations very different… VerpleegThuis 'Live' is not only the most disarming show you will ever see, it is a true 'life changer'. The chance that this show is about your own future is about one in five.