Monsieur Teste is coming to town!
An unique production with surrealistic images, puppets and intriguing acting. Here some picture from rehearsals
‘Dark Reflections of an Illuminated Mind’
Translated by Jackson Mathews
Adapted by Zbigniew Maciak
Friday 13 and Saturday 14, 20:30
Edmond Teste – Joost van Oosterhout
Emilia, his wife – Henrietta Bryant
Paul, his friend – Roberto Bacchilega
Priest Mosson – Alexander Singh
Puppets – Joaquim Pedro Ferreira
Sound track – Joost van Oosterhout
Stage-frame construction – Björn Gudmundson
Video & poster – Martina Gudmundson
Photos – Tatjana Todorovic
Directed by Zbigniew Maciak in collaboration with the actors and the Puppet Master
An AstaroTheatro Production
“Monsieur Teste” was introduced to the world in 1896.
“Coming back to Monsieur Teste… a character of this kind could not survive in reality for more than a few quarters of an hour.”
Thanks to the magic of theatre he will stay with us a while longer.
A Philosophical Performance
Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93-95, Amsterdam
“I am hearing the earth…there is always an interaction between the earth and heaven.
It is as if heaven is reaching down…”
“The Volcanoes” are current Odysseus’s who are wandering around, displaced and destroyed. They are souls who are “carrying” the confusion, the illusions and the chaos of humanity… they are down there, feeling the cutoff of the true soul.
“The Volcanoes” is a philosophical performance which attempts to connect the “broken” parts of cosmos. Illusions, blindness and chaos are the “broken parts” that keep the humanity in darkness. They would like to bring back the light, to restore…to reconnect…who is ready to take this “journey”?
Stage composition: Alli Mana ǀ Poetry Performance and Theatre Group
Preparation and Stage Direction: Vasiliki Koutrouli
Text composition: Alli Mana ǀ Poetry Performance and Theatre Group
Performers: Roberto Bacchilega, Arif Murat Gür, Vasiliki Koutrouli, Silvia Terribili
Music composition | impro | on stage: Renato Ferreira
Photo credits: Tatjana Todorovic
“The Volcanoes” performance is inspired and initiated by a theatre play by Arif Murat Gür
An AstaroTheatro and Alli Mana ǀ Poetry Performance and Theatre production
Entrance by Donation