At the age of 27, Liliom decides to change course and to start living together with Julie, a young woman. With this he says goodbye to his fleeting, yet familiar artist life and ends up in a raw reality. The loved ones live in poverty and depend on gifts from distant relatives and friends. Liliom sees his life changing into a difficult struggle and soon he starts to demonize the world around him.
Magistrate to Liliom: “Why are you ashamed that you were loved?”
We dive into the grim imagination of a stubborn and violent man who apparently does not have the talent to live a good and happy life. A story about the ups and downs of an individual in a closed community where everyone is constantly on each other’s lips and privacy is unthinkable, where nothing is left untouched and moral condemnation is always lurking. A world in which there is no quiet empty space.
Première op 2 april 2016 Frascati, Amsterdam
speelreeks tot en met 16/04/2016
Robert de Hoog
Julie Van den Berghe
Janneke de Haan
Technique & Production
First Stage Manager
Sander van Elteren
Ruud de Vos
Hair & Grime
Wim van Vliet