©Stephan Vanfleteren
Thu 28 Nov ’19 20:30 - 22:05

Peachez

Toneelgroep Maastricht
A blood-curdling reconstruction of a fatal love story.
Thu 28 Nov ’19
20:30 - 22:05
  • Thu 28 Nov ’19
    20:30 - 22:05
    Philipszaal

Porgy Franssen and Maartje van de Wetering play the leading roles in Peachez, a blood-curdling reconstruction of a fatal love story.

The performance tells the story of Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer's successful 2017 novel by the same name, which was nominated for the Libris Literature Prize. Directed by artistic director Michel Sluysmans, Toneelgroep Maastricht presents Peachez as a musical and a passionate plea for an unconditional belief in love.

The story

A professor of a certain age lives all his life in his head and the books he studies. Until one day he receives an e-mail from an unknown woman. She calls herself Sarah Peachez. A passionate e-mail exchange develops between the two. What the professor had no longer hoped for happens: he finds the love that will radically change his life. Only not in the way he had initially envisioned.

Franssen and Van de Wetering play an intimate love duet in Peachez, musically accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Axl Peleman. Sluysmans and Pfeijffer previously and successfully worked together with Toneelgroep Maastricht in De Advocaat (Toneelschrijfprijs 2017) and Brieven uit Genua.

From the press

"Quiet theater version of Pfeiffer's love novel" Peachez "(NRC Handelsblad ★★★)
"Editing Pfeijffer novel best performance of the year" (Elsevier ★★★★★)
"Peachez is another gem." (Scenes ★★★★)
Peachez impressive from the starting blocks” (De Limburger ★★★★)
"Due to the strong play of Porgy Franssen the performance continues to fascinate." (NRC ★★★)

Peachez: mooi, aards, mysterieus

Volkskrant ★★★★

Credits

acting Porgy Franssen, Maartje van de Wetering, Axl Peleman / script Ilya Leonard Pfeijffer / editing and direction Michel Sluysmans / music Axl Peleman, Ron Reuman / dramaturgy Paul Snakes

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