Leading cast: An Miller, Filip Peeters, Leonce Peeters and Louisa Peeters Dramaturgy & research: Carmen Hornbostel Assistance dramaturgy: Eline Banken Coach: Peter Seynaeve Light design: Dennis Diels Set & costume design: Anton Lukas, Louisa Peeters Musical arrangement: Saskia Venegas Aernouts Live camera: Victor Goddyn Direction assistant: Liesbeth Standaert Production and tour manager: Elli De Meyer Technical production management: Chris Vanneste Stage manager: Chris Vanneste, Oliver Houttekiet, Raf Willems, Marc Swaenen, Marijn Vlaeminck Light technique: Sander Michiels, Frank Haesevoets, Bram Geldhof, Anton Leysen Sound & video operator: Raf Willems, Frederik Vanslembrouck, Dimitri Devos, Korneel Moreaux, Saul Mombaerts, John Hellinx Stage technique: Ramon Blancquaert Realisation costumes: An De Mol, Mieke Vander Cruyssen, Edithe Miller-Claes Set realisation: Pierre Keulemans, Thierry Dhondt, Joris Soenen, Luc Goedertier, Flup Beys Surtitling: Elli De Meyer Thanks to: Stuntteam de Beukelaer, Café Costume, Marie Goudeseune, Cédric Cerbara, Luc Poppe With support of: Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid
Co-producers: Romaeuropa Festival, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Théâtre de Liège, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Scène Nationale d'Albi
In 2007 in Calais, a whole family hanged themselves :the parents and their two children. Never a motive was found, the suicide note stated: ‘We messed up, sorry’. What reasons underlie such a suicide? In “Familie” we see a real family on stage: actors couple An Miller and Filip Peeters for the first time act on stage with their teenage daughters Leonce and Louisa. Together they reconstruct the mysterious case of the family Demeester. Fiction and reality mix, as we see on stage an evening like many in families - only that it is the last one. And in this exhibition of the normal, the big questions arise: Why are we here? And wouldn’t it be better if we would disappear?
”An unnerving and hearthbreaking celebration of the ordinary. A dark, secular mass.” (The Guardian) Performance in Dutch with translation into Romanian and English
Performance not recommended to audiences under the age of 16