Marijke de Gruyter en Nicolien de Jong

De Bananengeneratie

Toneelgroep Oostpool
Thu 20 Oct ’22 20:30
Portrait of an unknown community
Thu 20 Oct ’22
20:30

Through the stories of various characters, this mosaic translation is a portrait of the East Asian community. A community that is completely unknown to most Dutch people and is finally given a face in this performance.

Journalist Pete Wu's mother affectionately calls him a banana: 'yellow' on the outside and 'white' on the inside. Although he exists at the heart of Dutch society, Pete, as a Chinese Dutchman, is unintentionally reminded of his being different. He wrote the bestseller De Bananengeneratie, a story about East Asian community members, and the first book of its kind about the 'only' Chinese family in the village, the clash between Chinese and Dutch customs, and life as a restaurant-industry child caught between school and stove. For the first time, these stories are now also finding their way onto the stage.

Credits

Direction & music Char Li Chung Cast Yuwi Le, Qiqi van Boheemen, Kok-Wha Lie, Keanu Visscher and Nhung Dam