het Theater Festival


Camping Sunset

Camping Sunset, the revelation of the past Theatre Festival, is back. This summer they bring Happiness, after Todd Solondz’ acclaimed film. An ode to the picking of life, because life is a party, as long as you hang the garlands yourself.

Happiness is about sleeping peacefully without demons in your head and a healthy dose of Seroxat in your stomach. About everyday life. About doing your best and then failing and then failing better and then doing everything again. About fucking and a lack of it. Happiness is yolo, is being happy with yourself. The search for the human dimension and the American dream. Desires and secrets, all around that one concept: touch.

“You’re in bed. There’s a rope around your neck. Life is good. The bread is fresh. You greet a kind woman. You drink coffee at home. You eat sandwiches. You read the paper. Life is good. You go to bed. There’s a rope around your neck.” – Jan Arends

Camping Sunset is Aimé Claeys, Arne de Tremerie, Bjorn Floréal, Carine van Bruggen, Eleonore Van Godtsenhoven, Erica Van Mulders, Eva Bracke, Flor Van Severen, Freek De Craecker, Gilles Pollak, Jana De Kockere, Jesse Vandamme, Joeri Happel, Lennert Boots, Loes Swaenepoel, Louise Bergez, Lucie Plasschaert, Martha Balthazar, Menzo Kirzc & Mitch Van Landeghem

performance Arne de Tremerie, Carine van Bruggen, Eleonore Van Godtsenhoven, Flor Van Severen, Freek De Craecker, Loes Swaenepoel, Menzo Kirzc & Mitch Van Landeghem | coaching Jesse Vandamme & Lennert Boots | musical accompaniment VENTILATEUR | costumes Bjorn Floreal, Louis Verlinde & Lucie Plasschaert | scenography Gilles Pollak | technique Gilles Pollak & Philippe Digneffe | text editing Camping Sunset, vrij naar Happiness (Todd Solondz) | concept Camping Sunset Carine van Bruggen& Eleonore Van Godtsenhoven | communication Erica Van Mulders | coordination production & corona Eva Bracke | production Camping Sunset & CAMPO | coproduction Kunstencentrum Vooruit | thanks to Het TheaterFestival, de Wasserij, Stad Gent, Refu Interim & everyone who contributed in a way to make this project possible
€14 (basic price) / €10 (65+/-26/pro)
language: Spoken in NL

Camping Sunset

Camping Sunset, a collective of 15 recently graduated actors, always starts from the principle that they perform longer than they rehearse. Because you become an actor by acting. You, as a spectator, can come and see the play three times with one ticket. This way you challenge the actors to throw themselves in front of the lions, and you see them and the performance evolve over the three-week playing period.

During the last edition of Het Theater Festival, this group of recently graduated actors was noticed with a quirky version of Maxim Gorki’s Summer Guests. Happiness is their second performance.