December 1 – December 7, 2012
by Dood Paard
Stock Xenophobia is an evening of three to three critically-acclaimed US premieres — Freetown, Othello (bye bye) and Answer Me.
“This Othello is Brilliant”, “Effortlessly they switch from everyday talk to marvelously translated lyric poetry”, “…the actors’ exuberance combined with the ingenuity of the script is impossible to resist”
- PAROOL on “Othello (bye bye)”
“…strong, intense and original”, “…exceptional performance”, “…ingeniously conceived and performed”
- Rua de Baixo on “Answer Me”
Othello (bye bye)
December 1, 6 and 7 at 7:30pm
December 2 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
“Othello (bye bye)”
Dood Paard presents the classic Shakespearean work dealing with jealousy, love and racism in a fresh light, with just two actors and one technician. The new translation gives the piece a contemporary tone while remaining close to the original, resulting in an intelligent, bold performance. Paard’s work presents double layers in which themes, such as jealousy and xenophobia, become uncomfortably apparent.
Performed in English
Nov 28 – 30 at 7:30pm, Dec 4 & 5 at 7:30pm
In this production selected for the Dutch Theater Festival, three white, well-to-do women meet in a West African resort, seizing the perfect opportunity for encounters with dark young men. The women are quite aware of what they’re in for, and are confident consumers for whom happiness and pleasure are rights. Why shouldn’t you be allowed to enjoy a few weeks of unrestrained pleasure after a year of hard work in the barren North?
Performed in Dutch with English subtitles
Dec 8 at 7:30pm, Dec 9 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Answer Me consists of many questions — some strange, some friendly, some disconcerting. The story is not straightforward, and character identities are not always obvious. The story’s sense of confinement may mean it’s set in a camp, jail, or perhaps a normal, everyday situation where one feels cornered by someone else, or possibly, themselves.
Performed in English and Portuguese with English subtitles
This performance is supported by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.