John en Gena

Tue 23 May ’23 20:30
An anti-Hollywood tragicomedy
Tue 23 May ’23

From the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, filmmaker couple John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands fought against the Hollywood cult. Their work balanced on the line between fiction and reality, with their personal lives as the greatest source of inspiration.

In this performance, two generations of actors with a (Jong) Hollandia past throw themselves into the work and life of John and Gena. The actors mirror the artistry of Cassavetes and Rowlands with their own lives as theater makers, whereby the boundary between fiction and reality remains deliberately vague. What role does success, love, intimacy, work and aging play for the different generations? All this in the raw, radical style that characterizes the films and shows so beautifully – that life itself can be bigger-than-life.


Cast Elsie de Brauw, Bert Luppes, Wine Dierickx and Matijs Jansen Director Lizzy Timmers