“The combination of Gombrowicz’s Yvonne with the poetry of Tibaldus is a match made in heaven for actors and spectators alike. A dream combination of Gombrowicz’s absurdity and Tibaldus’ passion for performance.”
The young theatre company Tibaldus tackles Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy (1935) by the Polish avant-garde writer Witold Gombrowicz. As a joke, Prince Philip gets engaged to the repulsive Yvonne. The royal family and the entire royal household end up in a state of chaos as a result. Yvonne herself is the linchpin around which a tangle of intrigues and revelations revolve. She says almost nothing, thus holding up a mirror to the others.
The play unfolds inside a circle on the stage. As a spectator, you also enter into this arena in which a veritable battle is underway. In the hands of these young makers, Gombrowicz’ absurd universe is given a fresh and playful update.