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An interdisciplinary (almost) musical by Guy Weizman, NITE and Schauspiel Hannover. 

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“An amazing evening of theater.”
NRC

TOURLIST

Do we really dare to question our prejudices, or have we become too politically correct? What can we learn from the silent voice? 

Yara’s Wedding is an interdisciplinary (almost) musical directed by Guy Weizman, with lyrics by Antigone Akgün, Rasit Elibol, Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini and Rik van den Bos. Together, this unique group of writers, inspired by the complex relationship between the ‘East’ and the ‘West’, wrote a performance about framing the other based on origin, colour, orientation, social status and cultural conflicts. The result is a performance that is about how being privileged determines your view. About how being poor determines your view. About how thinking that you are entitled to something determines your view. And about the major consequences these uncomfortable truths can have.

Music obviously plays a major role in this (almost) musical. To capture the relationship between ‘East’ and ‘West’ in music as well, musicians from Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag collaborate intensively for Yara’s Wedding with Loradeniz and singer Karima El Fillali, who plays the role of Yara. Both live and create at the crossroads of cultures. Born in Istanbul and living in Amsterdam, Loradeniz is a composer, singer and producer of electronic music. Karima is a Dutch-Moroccan who blends her great interest in and knowledge of traditional Arabic music in her own work in beautiful ways.

SPOILER ALERT 

Yara, Greta, Sebastian and Tony are childhood friends. They grew up in the same neighbourhood and spent long, rainy summers together. They were inseparable until that night. The night the mansion burned down. That night, it suddenly turns out that each member of the group of friends is on the other side of a huge chasm, and the illusion of who they thought they were together bursts like a soap bubble. 

Flash forward to 12 years later: Yara marries Sebastian. As part of the celebrations, (old) friends and family go on a trip. Far removed from their familiar surroundings, new bonds are forged and old conflicts come to light. In the merry-go-round of confrontations, encounters, and situations at the wedding, everyone slowly gets so drunk and emotional that no one wants to go to bed until everything that needs to be said or done has been said or done.

ABOUT NITE  

In a search for meaning in a rapidly changing world, NITE (National Interdisciplinary Theatre Ensemble) creates performances that are as spectacular and intertwined as the world itself. After SALAM, Brave New World 2.0, Before/After and The Underground, NITE is now performing Yara’s Wedding. 

Yara’s Wedding is a co-production of NITE (Noord Nederlands Toneel, Club Guy & Roni, Slagwerk Den Haag and Asko|Schönberg) and Schauspiel Hannover. 

LANGUAGE NO PROBLEM

In Yara’s Wedding, Dutch, German, Arabic and French are spoken. There are screens on stage on which you can always read Dutch and English surtitles. 

CREDITS

Concept: Guy Weizman
Cast: Karima El Fillali, Anja Herden, Sanne den Hartogh, Sarah Janneh, Nicolas Matthews, Bien de Moor, Igor Podsiadly, Katherina Sattler, Jésula Toussaint Visser
Live music: Jochem Braat, Karima El Fillali, Oriol Marès, Niels Meliefste
Directed by Guy Weizman in collaboration with the cast
Writers room: Antigone Akgün, Rasit Elibol, Mohammedou Ould Slahi Houbeini, Rik van den Bos
Choreography: Roni Haver
Composition: Loradeniz, Karima El Fillali
Dramaturgy and plot: Friederike Schubert
Set: Ascon de Nijs
Costumes: MAISON the FAUX
Lighting design: Maarten van Rossem
Sound design: Peter Zwart
Musical dramaturgy: David Dramm, Fedor Teunisse
Translation: Friederike Schubert, Mohamedou Ould Slahi Houbeini, Ludy Golstein, Aska Hayakawa
Directors assistant: Ludy Golstein, Pia Kröll, Aska Hayakawa (stagiair)

With live music by Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk den Haag

Yara’s Wedding is a coproduction of NITE and Schauspiel Hannover

NITE: Noord Nederlands Toneel + Club Guy & Roni + Asko|Schönberg + Slagwerk Den Haag

 

"Maximally accessible and brutally haunting. Weizman reliably sows doubt into his own openness. (...) An evening as empathy training."

Neue Press

"Weizman and his fantastic ensemble have created a total work of art."

Hannover Allgemeine

"Yara's Wedding' is one of those performances where you walk out with ringing ears, a full heart and a spring in your step."

NRC

"A moving and witty medicine against black and white thinking”

Dagblad van het Noorden

"Guy Weizman created and interdisciplinary and multilingual theater festival."

nachtkritik.de

Photography: Katrin Ribbe

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Jun
Sat 10 Jun 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Sun 11 Jun 19:00
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Thu 1 Jun 20:00
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Yara’s Wedding

Zwolse Theaters - De Spiegel
May
Wed 31 May 20:15
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Wilminktheater Enschede
Tue 30 May 20:00
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Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Wed 24 May 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Tue 23 May 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Sat 20 May 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Fri 19 May 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Thu 18 May 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Wed 17 May 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Mon 8 May 19:30
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Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Sun 7 May 19:30
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Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Sat 6 May 19:30
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Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Apr
Thu 27 Apr 19:30
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Staatstheater Hannover
Thu 20 Apr 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

Koninklijke Schouwburg Den Haag
Sat 15 Apr 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Wed 5 Apr 20:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Chassé Theater Breda
Tue 4 Apr 20:15
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Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden
Mar
Thu 30 Mar 20:00
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Theater Rotterdam,Schouwburg
Wed 29 Mar 20:00
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Theater Rotterdam,Schouwburg
Tue 28 Mar 20:00
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Yara’s Wedding

Theater Rotterdam,Schouwburg
Thu 23 Mar 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Wed 22 Mar 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Sat 18 Mar 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Fri 17 Mar 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Thu 16 Mar 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Fri 10 Mar 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Sat 4 Mar 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Fri 3 Mar 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Thu 2 Mar 20:15
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Yara’s Wedding

SPOT Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Feb
Sat 25 Feb 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover
Fri 24 Feb 19:30
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Yara’s Wedding

Staatstheater Hannover

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