First scene: a couple in a court of law. She wants to leave, get out of the country, in order to offer her daughter a better future. He wants to stay, in order to take care of his sick old father. The divorce proceedings start. But what does the child actually want? So begins Iranian cineaste Asghar Farhadi’s multiply-awarded film, A Separation.
Splendid material for theatre maker Scarlet Tummers. Together with four other performers, she brings to life all of the characters in the film, anti-heroes each and every one, fighting for a better future. A universal story without any heroes, about real people who stand up for their rights and for what they believe in. Where do the performers run up against the limits of their imagination? And where do political and religious differences come between them and what they have to portray?
A Separation is a show by Scarlet Tummers, performed by Scarlet Tummers, Evgenia Brendes, Gustav Koenigs, Sachli Gholamalīzad and Mokhallad Rasem, under the wings of tg STAN in coproduction with d e t h e a t e r m a k e r.
by and with Scarlet Tummers, Evgenia Brendes, Gustav Koenigs, Sachli Gholamalīzad, Mokhallad Rasem - concept and adaptation Scarlet Tummers - artistic advice Jolente De Keersmaeker, Damiaan De Schrijver, Frank Vercruyssen - scenography and lighting design Damiaan De Schrijver and Matthias de Koning - costumes Fauve Ryckebusch - production tg STAN - coproduction d e t h e a t e r m a k e r