Father is the BMCie's own interpretation of The Father by August Strindberg. Man and woman are waging a hopeless fight. Misogyny is the standard. The social coded role play is dissected. The actors speak the harsh dialect of the Waasland which enacts perfectly the typical Flemish mentality characterised by hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness which dominate its dull living rooms. The play lodges a complaint against the deep-rooted traditional moral.
Premiere: 09/11/1990 – De Warande, Turnhout
Blauwe Maandag Cie
cast: jakob beks, stany crets, luk d'heu, elke dom, els dottermans, dimitri dupont, ilse uitterlinden
text: august strindberg
direction & adaptation: luk perceval
scenography: johan dehollander
costumes: greet prové
dramaturgy: gommer van rousselt
light design: steve kemp
'The Father' is nominated for the Flemish-Dutch Theaterfestival en Luk Perceval wins the Oscar De Gruyter Prize for his direction of 'The Father'.
"We took as a starting point for this production our own affection with 'the village' we all had lived in, the hamlet with its village parish ruled by a narrow-minded and small-town mentality. How could we create a space which doesn't explicate this feeling but rather evokes it?" (LP in 1992)