In the Western theatre repertoire, there are precious few leading women’s roles that can easily stand alongside a role like Hamlet, Oedipus or Uncle Vanya. Zuidpool is changing that, and is working with grand master Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer.
A renowned actress decides to remain silent no longer. As a victim of male oppression and abuse of power, she tells her story in the media. Before she knows it, she becomes the face of a worldwide movement that makes its mark at all levels of society. Until she herself is accused...
“De Aanzegster” is a contemporary tragedy in which truth and fake news mix indistinguishably in a struggle that is conducted via the media. A struggle in which images are more powerful and more fatal than facts.
Jorgen Cassier directs an exceptional team of actors: Sofie Decleir, Koen van Kaam, Robby Cleiren, Stijn Van Opstal and Kenneth Cardon. The eminent musician Els Vandeweyer plays live vibraphone and percussion.
ABOUT THE AUTOR
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (1968) is an award winning Dutch writer whose work was published and translated in many countries. He writes novels, stories, poems, columns, essays, theatre plays and lyrics and his works has been translated in English, German and Italian among others. In 2014 he won the prestigious Dutch Libris Literature Prize for his bestseller La Superba. His collection of poetry Idyllen won the Jan Campert-prize, the VSB Poetry prize and the Awater critics prize in 2016 - the first time ever a poet won this 'Grand Slam’. Since 2009 he lives and works in Genoa, Italy.