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“The jokes and pieces of worldly wisdom are fired at the audience like a rattling burst of gunfire by a formidable cast. The sheer joy of the acting radiates from the small stage.”

De Tijd

Poquelin II


Fifteen years after the huge success of Poquelin I, tg STAN is once again dabbling in the work of Molière. “I want to occupy myself with mankind’s ridiculous characteristics and pleasantly depict the shortcomings of the world through theatre”, Molière declared in the 17th century. Today, tg STAN is an enthusiastic participant. On the programme: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1670), in which Molière mocks a rich bourgeois who wants to imitate the behaviour and lifestyle of the nobility, and L’ Avare (1668), a tragicomedy about miserliness, lust for power, greed, generational conflict, truth and lies. More topical than ever.

text Molière ( L’ Avare and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) | by and with Kuno Bakker, Els Dottermans, Willy Thomas, Stijn Van Opstal, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Damiaan De Schrijver & Frank Vercruyssen | light design Thomas Walgrave | production & set tg STAN | costumes Inge Büscher | coproduction Olympique Dramatique/Toneelhuis, NTGent, Dood Paard & ARSENAAL/LAZARUS
€22 (standard) / €18 (-25/65+, professionals) / €8 (-19)
duration: 150 min.
language: Dutch spoken | surtit. ENG (only on SEP 5)