Allen die vallen
New translation and open-air staging of Beckett's ambiguous 1957 radioplay 'All That Fall'. 'All That Fall' (1957) is a text with a tight structure and loose morals; a marvellous example of Beckett's particular mix of humour and pathos, his grim but buoyant tragicomic vision, his acute pessimism and brutal simplicity. Samuel Beckett (1904-1989) wrote the text as a commissioned radio-play for the BBC. It is one grand exercise in language, where Beckett calls on the many-sided, especially sexual, innuendos of English-language usage.
Premiere Dutch version: June 2008, Oerol Festival, Terschelling (NL)
Premiere German version ('Alle, die da fallen'): June 2009, Festival Theaterformen, Hannover (DE)
'All That Fall / stage play' is set in the open air, on a country lane on the way to the station.
Performed in Dutch and in German.
Translation: Waas Gramser, Kris Van Trier
Actors: Frank Dierens, Yves Degryse, Waas Gramser, Kyoko Scholiers/Katrin Lohmann, Kris Van Trier
Costumes (design and realisation) : Thijsje Strypens
Sets/technical: Koen Schetske, Bram Verhagen
Co-production: Comp.Marius in collaboration with Terschellings Oerol Festival 2008