FC Bergman

FC Bergman / Antwerp
“300 el x 50 el x 30 el”
A theatre play about things you can’t see
German premiere

300 el x 50 el x 30 el

300 el x 50 el x 30 el

© Sofie Silbermann

  • Length 1h 10, no interval

Past Dates

Artist talk
10 October 2012, following the performance

An inhospitable settlement in the middle of nowhere: wooden huts are clustered around a gloomy, misty clearing in a wood. In front of a black pond, a fisherman waits, bored and lost in thought. Alone or in groups, the inhabitants go through the motions of domestic scenes that have a touch of absurd comedy and an indefinable threat of violence. Eating, celebrating, making love, playing the piano or playing at war – these events are mechanical actions, rituals stiffly executed by people who cannot get close to one another. Roles in this community are clearly allocated and each person does his or her part alone. Every attempt to break out of the mould, and every disruption to the social order is met by the community with silent aggression. FC Bergman belongs to a new generation of young theatre-makers who experiment daringly and unreservedly with diverse forms of theatre and theatre language. In “300 el x 50 el x 30 el”, the Belgian group narrates the tale of a society caught in the cheerless failure of its relationships, paralyzed by fear of an imminent disaster that could change everything. This is a journey in images towards the hidden desires, the hopes and the fears of a group of isolated individuals, a narrative on the beauty of human failure.

By and with FC Bergman
Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Bart Hollanders, Matteo Simoni, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck
Camera Kris Dechamps
Lighting design Henk van de Caveye
Sound design Paul van Caudenberg
Costume design Judith van Herck
Production Celine van der Poel
Stage design Matthijs Kuyer, FC Bergman, Lieven Slabbinck, Kasper Devos, Wim Van der Steen

Guest actors
Evelien Bosmans, Gert Portael, Gert Winckelmans, Arne Focketyn, Greg Timmermans, Ramona Verkerk, Oscar van Rompay, Herwig Ilegems, Eddie Verreycken, Bien de Moor, Bart Hollanders, Maurice Luyten, Noor Ben Taouet, Wom Verachtert

A production of FC Bergman with the support of Het Toneelhuis / Antwerp. Special thanks to WP Zimmer.
Funded by the Flemish Authorities.