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The Quest

Cédric Eeckhout
In English, with French surtitles


Th√©√Ętre des Capucins
Place du Theatre

Short description:

At the juncture where stand-up, the absurd and existential drama meet, Cédric Eeckhout obsessively singles out the similarities between his fate and that ...


At the juncture where stand-up, the absurd and existential drama meet, Cédric Eeckhout obsessively singles out the similarities between his fate and that of the entire continent, politically and economically; he blends the great historical currents with his personal story. According to him, important dates of his life correspond strangely with important episodes in the history of United Europe.
On one hand we have his story, a forty year old actor looking for eternal love, marked from a young age by the separation of his Walloon mother and his Flemish father. And on the other hand, the European Union whose foundations could crack, threatened by the rise of nationalism.
During his performance, he addresses Europe's fragmentation and questions the ambivalent effects of Neoliberalism ? He reflects on his origins: he is the fruit of a union between someone from the north and someone from the south of Belgium, which after 18 years resulted in divorce. Will the European Union enjoy a better fate? Presenting himself as a 21st century errant armour-clad medieval knight, he is joined in his quest by his mom and his cat Jésus.
Together they went to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden and Hungary, but also Flanders and Wallonia, sharing his reflections on family and Europe. They interviewed key people on the future of Europe; intellectuals, politicians, artists and also regular European citizens as well as members of his own family.
The Quest is the first theatre show of the week-long "Focus Europe" programme. Following Monday's performance, the audience is invited to a post-show discussion on current European themes.

Writing & Direction Cédric Eeckhout ,
in collaboration with Douglas Grauwels Dramaturgy Nils Haarmann
Costumes & Set design Laurence Hermant With C√©dric Eeckhout, Douglas Grauwels & Jo Libertiaux Stage Manager Romain Gueudr√© Creation Studio Th√©√Ętre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Production Th√©√Ętre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Co-production Riksteatern; Les Th√©√Ętres de la Ville du Luxembourg; Mars ? Mons Arts de la Sc√®ne; L'ANCRE ? Th√©√Ętre Royal; Grand Th√©√Ętre?/?Noorderzon; Traf√≥ Budapest; La Coop asbl & Shelter Prod
With the support of Taxshelter.be, ING & the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government A showcase has been presented during the Festival XS 2017 at the Th√©√Ętre National Wallonie-Bruxelles. Special thanks to R. Lang, A. Romano, F. Denis, A. De Vestele, M. Godichaux, FIND Festival 2017, NEST ? CDN Thionville Lorraine, Le Th√©√Ętre Vidy-Lausanne, La Com√©die de Reims, La Cri√©e ? Th√©√Ętre National de Marseille, Le Lieu Unique. Costumes & Set design Ateliers du Th√©√Ętre National Wallonie-BruxellesLundi 4 MAI 2020 √† 18h30 (tickets)
Mardi 5 MAI 2020 √† 20h00 (tickets) DUR√ČE inconnue, spectacle en cr√©ation Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert 30 minutes before every performance (EN).Adultes 20 ?, 15 ?, 8 ? / Jeunes 8 ? / Kulturpass bienvenu Lieu: Th√©√Ętre des Capucins
Table ronde sur l'Europe √† l'issue de la premi√®re repr√©sentation de The Quest au Th√©√Ętre des Capucins le lundi 4 mai 2020.

Point d'information europ√©en par la Commission europ√©enne au Luxembourg et le Bureau de Liaison du Parlement europ√©en au Luxembourg ¬Ĺ heure avant chaque repr√©sentation.  

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