Pieter De Buysser and Hans Op de Beeck as part of Dublin Theatre Festival present
History is clogged. There are no more revolutions. What else can we add?
In Book Burning, Pieter De Buysser tells the story of Sebastian, a man he met at an Occupy demonstration, whose life has become embroiled in a WikiLeaks scandal. He follows the man’s search to discover the root of a genetic illness that took the life of his wife and now threatens the life of his daughter, Tilda. She just wants to forget it all.
This is a play about forgetting and forgiving, knowledge and riddles, secrets and the lack of stories. It is a captivating fable, told by a charming story-teller in the guise of Schrödinger’s cat, about personal histories, globalisation and the beginnings of a new world.
Staged alongside a beautiful, unfolding landscape created by visual artist Hans Op de Beeck, Book Burning testifies to the possibilities of language and the magical power of a radical imagination.
Performer: Pieter De Buysser
Visual Artist: Hans Op de Beeck
Lighting Design: Herman Sorgeloos
Dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater)
Production: Margarita Production
“A truly original piece of theatre. Five stars hardly does it justice.” The Latest UK
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Festival Baltoscandal, Kaaitheater, Belluard Bollwerk International, Teater Avant Garden, BIT Teatergarasjen, Brut Wien.
Project co-producted by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
There will be a post-show discussion with Pieter De Buysser on 11 October.
Duration: 90 mins (no interval).