Orkater/De Nieuwkomers presenteert UMA
Fri 18 Nov ’22 20:30 - 21:45
A musical epic
Fri 18 Nov ’22
20:30 - 21:45
  • Fri 18 Nov ’22
    20:30 - 21:45
    Pand P Grote Zaal

UMA has made experimental music theater in which Surinamese kawina, western 17th century court music, and modern electronic beats flow effortlessly into one another. It turns out, the music made on both sides of the ocean during the same period is very compatible.

In this musical epic, Oroonoko, a young Ghanaian prince struggles with a bleeding heart. He thinks his beloved Imoinda has been murdered. As a ploy, the prince is captured and chained to a WIC ship, where he faces a disastrous future of enslavement. What follows is an unexpected reunion between lovers, unexpected friendships in the Surinamese jungle, and a revolt against human fate.

  • Excludes beverage

UMA consists of actress Carmen van Mulier (De Krijtkring, Lampje), actress/dancer Cripta Scheepers (Watskeburt, Showponies), actress Jamie Grant (KLEM, Casablanca) and drummer/composer Jimmi Hueting (Jo Goes Hunting, 4B2M). Within the talent development program Orkater/De Nieuwkomers, young musicians and theater makers convert their ideas into music theater productions which are performed in theaters and festivals. Oroonoko is the 25th production by Orkater/De Nieuwkomers.


Concept and performance Carmen van Mulier, Cripta Scheepers, Jamie Grant Concept and music Jimmi Hueting Arrangement Carmen van Mulier Final direction Nita Kerstens

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