AFTER ALL SPRINGVILLE
Disasters and Amusement Parks
A restaging of her iconic work.
With the lightness of a cartoon, the tragic story of a failed community is told.
In it, an explosive narrative unfolds around a colorful-smoking cardboard house, its inhabitants and the neighborhood: an elegant walking table that would like nothing better than to be set, a man who wants to take out the trash, a frustrated fuse box and a very long pair of pants go through big and small dramas with varying degrees of slapstick and disaster potential. With the lightness of a cartoon, the tragic story of a failed community is told. And because all this could hardly be more topical, Warlop is now restaging her iconic work 12 years after its world premiere under the title After All Springville.
“In After All Springville, Miet Warlop opens the door to a wonderful universe. Her theatre is playful and full of jokes, but at heart she is exploring the essence of humanity. Fresh, energetic and disarming. She shows us the poetry of the anomaly, the power and fragility of that which differs from the norm”. – **** De Morgen 2021
“Miet Warlop turns out to be a sprightly homo ludens who creates her own worlds without fixed natural laws and logical connections. – De Theaterkrant 2021
“In Springville, Warlop sets an inventive course through moving tableaux vivants – which characterise her language – combined with Keatonesque slapstick. It delivers subtle theatre that holds up a penetrating and playful magnifying mirror to the world.”
Els Van Steenberghe – Knack – May 2009
De Theaterkrant.nl – 27 July 2021
Concept and Direction: Miet Warlop
Performance: Hanako Hayakawa/Ching Shu Huang, Emiel Vandenberghe, Margot Masquelier/Margarida Ramalhete, Milan Schudel/Jacobine Tone Kofoed, Wietse Tanghe/Freek De Craecker, Jarne Van Loon
Costumes: Sofie Durnez
Technical Coordination: Patrick Vanderhaegen
Technical Crew: Bart Van Hoydonck, Eva Dermul, Frieder Naumann, Jurgen Techel, Pieter Kinoli
Production Manager: Rossana Miele
Production: Miet Warlop / Irene Wool vzw
Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer – Berlin (DE), Arts Centre BUDA (BE), Arts Centre Vooruit (BE), PerPodium (BE), De Studio Antwerpen (BE), Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (DE)
With the support of The Belgian Tax Shelter, Flemish Authorities, City of Ghent (BE)
Thanks to: Arts Centre CAMPO (BE), TAZ – Theater Aan Zee & cc De Grote Post (BE), Amotec (BE), Bennert Vancottem, Winston Reynolds, Alexandra Rosser
Contact & distribution: Frans Brood Productions