The theatre throws away its ties!
The aim of Rehearsal/1, a play inspired by Ingmar Bergman's movie, is to create in the 'here and now' a unity of place, time and space which makes multiple interpretations possible. This principle, the ultimate objective of acting itself, is being put under a magnifying glass. Rehearsal/I undertakes a final attempt to desecrate the theatre and to demolish the barriers between theatre and reality, actors and spectators, showing and telling!
Premiere: 28/04/1992 – Rodenbachstraat, Borgerhout
Blauwe Maandag Cie
cast: gilda de bal, jan decleir and els dottermans
text: ingmar bergman (trans. gommer van rousselt)
direction: luk perceval
dramaturgy: gommer van rousselt
Jan Decleir was nominated for the Louis d'Or (best male leading role)
"With the performance Rehearsal/1 I aimed at creating a public rehearsal which confronts the reality of the actor as a searching and endeavouring being with the reality of the spectator and the rehearsal hall. Indeed, the first reading of the play brings to mind a multitude of images, intuition, thoughts and situations that are gradually turned into compromises or are even disappearing completely during the run-through of the play. Would it be possible to stage a play in such a way that one is able to maintain all these fantasies?" (LP in 1992)