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Internationales Sommerfestival 2022
Gus Van Sant:


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Theater & Performance / Music / Wheelchair users / With hearing amplification
  • Duration: 90 Min.
  • Tickets: 24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)
  • In English language

  • Wed, 24.08.2022 20:15 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Thu, 25.08.2022 20:15 [Talk]
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Fri, 26.08.2022 20:15
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets
  • Sat, 27.08.2022 19:00
    Kampnagel – K2 Tickets

With his first musical theater production, world-renowned film director Gus Van Sant creates a dazzling Andy Warhol portrait on the widescreen stage.

With films such as “My Own Private Idaho” and “Milk,” Gus Van Sant is considered a protagonist of New Queer Cinema, exploring the emotional worlds of closeted characters with a sensitive eye TROUBLE is his first play written and directed. In a fictional narrative, it deals with the beginnings of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and the radical upheavals of the 1960s, and shows how the young, gay Catholic developed his fluid identity as a Pop artist – while remaining elusive as a myth to this day. Van Sant adopts the same curiously impartial observer position toward the theater with which Warhol approached art and filmed people with his camera. With a musical (composed by himself), Van Sant also chooses an art form known for its superficial popularity. And finally, he implements Warhol’s prophecy that in the future all young people will be famous and play roles. On stage, nine actors in their 20s from Portugal perform captivating dialogues and songs. The simplicity of Van Sant’s staging puts the focus on the text and gives the actors the freedom to unfold with unwavering enthusiasm. The result is a dense, atmospheric portrait of an artist whose ideas about multiplying images and screens anticipated social media and image production today.

“A flamboyant and preposterous comedy” (The New York Times)

  • Text, Music, Direction: Gus Van Sant
  • With: Carolina Amaral, Diogo Fernandes, Francisco Monteiro, Helena Caldeira, João Gouveia, Lucas Dutra, Martim Martins, Miguel Amorim, Valdemar Brito
  • Artistic Collaboration: John Romão
  • Musical Direction: Paulo Furtado / The Legendary Tigerman
  • Vocal direction: João Henriques And Pessoa Junior
  • Stage: José Capela (assistiert von António Pedro Faria mit Bildern von José Carlo
  • Portraits: Bruno Simão
  • Ausstatter/ -in: Joyce Doret (assistiert Von Luana Portella)
  • Lights: Rui Monteiro
  • Sound Design: João Neves
  • Sound-Technician: Rui Antunes
  • Choreographic Support: Sónia Baptista
  • Assistant Direction: Teresa Coutinho
  • Stage Manager: Inês Carvalho e Lemos
  • Technical director: Joaquim Madaíl
  • Head of Production: Marta Cavaco

Production: BoCA

Co-production: National Theatre D. Maria II, deSingel, Festival Romaeuropa, Onassis Foundation, Kampnagel, La Comédie de Reims, Théâtre de la Cité – CDN Toulouse Occitanie, Teatro Calderón

Supports: Teatro Thalia, Suspenso

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