Opening night: 25/11/1998
Next performances:
Bourla, Antwerp


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.

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

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