Before / After zooms in on small and everyday things.
37 ordinary people go about their daily activities. Yet, in Before/ After you see something very small shift in all of their lives which makes it impossible to continue living as they did before. The universe of small, recognizable stories of the play Vorher/Nachher by Roland Schimmelpfennig come to life, with a cast of 37 actors, dancers, musicians, and cinematographers.
After winning the Dutch Regieprijs (best director) for Salam and glowing reviews for Brave New World 2.0, Guy Weizman is back with his latest production: Before/After. In Before/After, the audience witnesses a film being made live on stage which literally zooms in on the body and life of an elderly woman.
“We are accustomed to films and theater being about something epic and huge. But our daily life is mostly the small things from your small life. And hiding right behind these small things is what makes us profoundly human.” – Guy Weizman
NITE = Nederlands Interdisciplinair Theater Ensemble
Noord Nederlands Toneel + Club Guy & Roni + Asko|Schönberg + Slagwerk Den Haag
Direction: Guy Weizman
Text: Roland Schimmelpfenning
Choreography: Roni Haver
Composer: Luke Deane
Cast: Bram van der Heijden, Bien De Moor, Veerle van Overloop, Igor Podsiadly, Sofiko Nachkebiya, Olaf Ait Tami, Sarah Janneh, Joost Bolt, Joost van Koppen, Wilco Oomkes, Niels Meliefste, Vitaly Medvedev, Berber Heerema, Joost Gevers, Chloë AbbottDecor: Ascon de Nijsecor: Ascon de Nijs
Light Design: Maarten van Rossem
Translation: Tom Kleijn