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Wiener Festwochen 2011: Mission

01.06.2011 to 03.06.2011

Wiener Festwochen 2011: Mission


Wiener Festwochen 2011: Mission Wiener Festwochen 2011: Mission

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fri, 03.06.2011
- 23.00 h
thu, 02.06.2011
wed, 01.06.2011
19.30 h - 23.59 h

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Wiener Festwochen 2011


Play / Brussels / Austrian Première

Date:  Jun 1 to 3, 19:30;
Discussion with the audience, following the performance on Jun 2
Venue: Halle E
in german language

\"A godsend\", the Flemish weekly Knack called it. Indeed, this must be the most overwhelming collective guest lecture ever held by 30 Belgian missionaries to the Congo in one theatre: the magnificent solo Mission by Belgian actor Bruno Vanden Broecke, which he will perform in German for his German-speaking audience. It is almost impossible to believe that the man on stage is no real-life missionary but an actor - and that his report, reflections and comments are not those of a Belgian priest with 50 years\' experience of serving in post-colonial Congo but culled from interviews conducted by young playwright David Van Reybrouck with dozens of Congo missionaries. In his informal lecture, the missionary speaks of his life in Africa over time, of belief and community, of different Congolese ethnicities. He speaks about the Eucharist, about God and about getting stuck in the mud, about wars, festering wounds and the barrel of a gun pressed against his forehead. He describes an utterly ruined country and its enchantingly beautiful nature. Both in content and performance, this production is one of the most impressive theatrical experiences of recent years.


Text: David Van Reybrouck / Director: Raven Ruëll
Production: Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brüssel

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