Tonight, Lights Out!
14 okt20:15 - 22:15TR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamKleine Zaal
In December 2007, the front page of Germany’s most important tabloid and Europe’s bestselling newspaper Bild Zeitung, proclaimed with big letters: “Tonight lights out from 20:00 to 20:05!”. Participating in the symbolic act of switching off the lights, people felt part of a large community that cares for climate change and that is determined to solve this problem together.
For the time of five minutes…
Tonight, lights out! transposes this action from the level of an entire country to the closed space of a theatre. The piece departs from the story of Ismaël, a small Coptic boy in Egypt, who sees himself and his family forced to migrate from the countryside to the polluted North of Cairo. One day – thanks to a force of inner confusion and collective handling – he manages to expel the Black Cloud from the town. Inspired by this miraculous story, the public is invited to take faith in its own hands.
Tonight, Lights Out is a part of ACT: Art, Climate, Transition, a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition. In an era of climate breakdown, pandemics, mass extinction and growing inequalities, we join our forces in a project on hope: connecting broad perspectives with specific, localised possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we ACT.
concept, tekst, performance David Weber-Krebs geluid Coordt Linke installatie Hans Westendorp techniek Martin Kaffarnik productie & assistentie Marie Urban management & productie Simone Basani met dank aan Maarten Westra Hoekzema, Mathias Domahidy
Een Stichting Infinite Endings productie, in co-productie met Frascati, STUK, Zeitraumexit en Theater Zeebelt.