Sat 5 Dec ’20 20:00 - 21:48

Liefdesverklaring / Tom Pain (op niets gebaseerd)

Het Nationale Theater
Double bill with two beautiful monologues
Sat 5 Dec ’20
20:00 - 21:48
  • Sat 5 Dec ’20
    20:00 - 21:48
    Pauze 20:18
    Hertog Jan Zaal
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Two actors share a story with the audience. One pays tribute to the theater audience. The other shares his unusual view about the daily struggle in the search for happiness. A double bill with two beautiful monologues

Liefdesverklaring
Until March of this year it was the most normal thing in the world: buy a ticket, put on your coat, rush to the theater, find your place, wait until dark, watch and listen to actors play a performance. Because of the corona virus, we know again how special a theater visit is and to meet each other there. To be together.
Magne van den Berg previously made two declarations of love to the public with Nicole Beutler, which are even more appropriate at this time. Declaration of love in 2014 and Declaration of love forever in 2018. Romana Vrede plays a compilation from the 2018 version. 'A gem to look forward to' (Telegraaf ★★★★).

Tom Pain (op niets gebaseerd)
Some people were born for happiness. Tom Pain is not one of those people. Through free association, he shares with the audience his unusual view about the daily struggle that is people’s search for happiness, when he himself is, every day, raw, unpolished and vulnerable. This solo piece was the hit of the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Guardian reviewer Lynn Gardner, ten years later, called it "still the best monologue I've ever seen". And the press responded: “Actor Bram Coopmans performs a real tour de force in the monologue Tom Pain” (Volkskrant ★★★★) and “A pearl to look forward to” (Telegraaf ★★★★).

Het Nationale Theater will be a guest for almost a week, takes over the Parktheater and gets to know our visitors.

  • There is a break between the two performances
  • Visit two different performances of Het Nationale Theater Speelt Altijd with a combination ticket for € 29.50 per person
  • Safe at the theater: view the Corona measures for a safe and responsible theater visit.

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Credits

Liefdesverklaring
text Magne van den Berg / direction Eric de Vroedt / acting Romana Vrede

Tom Pain (op niets gebaseerd)

scriptt Will Eno / direction Eric de Vroedt / acting Bram Coopmans / translation Maaike van Rijn

Romana Vrede


Romana Vrede has been part of Het Nationale Theater since the 2016-2017 season. The actress was born on October 24, 1972 in Paramaribo and now lives in Rotterdam. Vrede graduated from the Arnhem Theater School in 1999.


Samuel Beckett


Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906 - 1989) was an Irish dramatist, short story writer, theater director, poet and translator of literature. Living most of his adult life in Paris, he wrote in both French and English. His most famous work is Waiting for Godot.


Will Eno


Will Eno (1965) is an American playwright from Brooklyn, New York. His play, Thom Pain, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2005.


Eric de Vroedt


Eric de Vroedt has been the artistic director of Het Nationale Theater since 2018. He was born in Rotterdam in 1972, currently lives in Amsterdam and studied at the Arnhem Theater School.


Bram Coopmans


Bram Coopmans has been part of Het Nationale Theater since 2017. He was born on March 1, 1975 in Angeren. His current hometown is Amsterdam. He graduated from the Maastricht Theater Academy in 1999.

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