De kellner en de levenden (2010)

Inspired by the novel by Simon Vestdijk

In Vestdijk’s famous novel a group of travellers is assembled in a waiting lobby. The last judgement is near, their lives are being scrutinized. Jan Jaap van der Wal and the Rosa Ensemble were inspired by this story. De Kellner en de Levenden (“The Waiter and the Living”) is a piece about atonement, taking responsibility and making choices. Like the characters in Vestdijks novel Jan Jaap van der Wal was asked to confess his sins. He performs as he does best: snappy, critical and intelligent. The combination with Rosa’s music forms an unusual encounter: a sharp-witted, at times ominous, and humorous correlation between music theatre, comedy and literature, at the crossroad of these different disciplines.

”Jan Jaap van der Wal op zijn best met het Rosa Ensemble” (Het Parool)
”Prikkelende samenwerking” (De Volkskrant)
”Onheilspellend en humoristisch” (Algemeen Dagblad)
”Een prachtige vertelling” (De Pers)
”Een vreemde maar aangename verrassing” (Cultuurpodium)
“Diepzinnig en symbolisch, maar continu licht verteerbaar” (CJP)

Credits

With: Jan Jaap van der Wal, Stephanie Pan, Daniel Cross, Jeroen Kimman, Peter Jessen en Laurens de Boer

Idea: Daniel Cross
Director: Karina Kroft
Composition: Daniel Cross en Jeroen Kimman
Text: Annemarie Slotboom, Jan Jaap van der Wal, Simon Vestdijk
Decor: Annette Mosk
Dramaturgy: Geert van Boxtel, Floortje Bakkeren
Technical production and sound: Thomas Koopmans
Light: Vincent Romijn

Production: Nienke Martinus

Graphic design: Rufus Ketting

Project Group HKU: Jesse Zoutewelle, Laura Kemper, Mattijs Bliek, Romain Bakx