Riten by Lien Thys & Tim Bogaerts

Riten by Lien Thys & Tim Bogaerts

Wed 26 Apr 2023
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Inspired by Riten by Ingmar Bergman

In RITEN, a young actor's collective is indicted. A scene from their performance is considered inappropriate. With rapturous delight they simulate the interrogations, the trial and the runaway of an apparently whooping mob. While the audience watches as an investigating judge, they become aware of various forces within themselves. The thrill and adrenaline of being wrong, but just as much the fear of actually provoking. Who they are and what ever happened in the scene in question is increasingly becoming a murky porridge. A horror palace of mirrors in which several versions of one story bounce around.
With RITEN, Lien and Tim once again dive into the oeuvre of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. After their first pitch After the rehearsal, last edition selected for #nieuwjong at the TheaterFestival, they once again set the screenplay of the filmmaker firmly to their own hands. While playing, they look for a reinterpretation that refers to the practices in the theater and the world far beyond. Armed with humor, daring and playful eroticism, this duo makes Bergman relatable.


"Thys en Bogaerts zijn nog maar net afgestudeerd, maar tonen in dit sprankelende duet hun spelerskwaliteiten. Ook de vorm is doordacht: wij bekijken hen vanop een tribune op de scène, terwijl zij de hele zaal bespelen." Filip Tielens, De Standaard (over Na de repetitie

Lien Thys and Tim Bogaerts

Lien Thys and Tim Bogaerts got to know each other during Montignards#3, the development process for new theater makers at Monty Kultuurfaktorij. There they first came into contact with the work of Ingmar Bergman. After the rehearsal for Bergman's film of the same name, they were selected for #nieuwjong at Het Theaterfestival 2021. In 2023 they will make and play their second Bergman adaptation RITEN.



Creation and play : Lien Thys (LAZARUS, Abattoir Fermé, hetpaleis, Het Nationale Theater, De Mannschaft and Theater Stap) & Tim Bogaerts (NTGent, KVS, Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus, De Warme Winkel, playField.en Compagnie Lodewijk/Louis)
Coaching: Willem de Wolf
Outside eye: Marie Pien
Coproductie Monty
Start: 20:00
Presale: € 10,00
At the door: € 13,00
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