At the outset of the 20th century Frank Wedekind wrote Franciska, a touching story about a young woman who tastes from an absolutely free existence. In a society dominated by men, Franciska has but one weapon: her nature, her femaleness.
Perceval translates the debauchery of Franciska's life into a large-scale production. The young cast gets an incredible freedom to express the brutality of the text.
Premiere: 25/11/1998 – Bourla, Antwerp
Het Toneelhuis in Co-production with Beethoven Academie
cast: vic de wachter, stefan perceval, bas teeken, katrien vandendries, koen van kaam, ariane van vliet, denise zimmerman
author: frank wedekind
translator: marcel otten
adaptation: luk perceval
director: luk perceval
music: marc verhaegen & beethoven academie (jan caeyers / koen kessels)
scenography: katrin brack
costumes: ilse vandenbussche
dramaturgy: luc joosten, hans van dam
light design: enrico bagnoli
"My aim with Franciska was to get the new audience of Het Toneelhuis carried away with an utopic dream about love's revolution, almost told in a Disneyesque way with a big heart about big pain. Theatre that appeals to the extraordinary, the impossible, to men's alliance…"