Goethe’s Die Wahlverwandtschaften - a novel that studies the relations between a husband and wife, Eduard and Charlotte, his friend, and her cousin, who move in with the couple - is maybe best described as a 19th century version of Temptation Island. Together with Lineke Rijxman, de KOE starts a new experiment: what remains of reason, desire, the so-called laws of nature, now that we have imposed our laws on nature?
Another catastrophy? Or even more catastrophic?
By and with Lineke Rijxman, Natali Broods, Willem de Wolf and Peter Van den Eede
Based on the ideas of Die Wahlverwandtschaften by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Scenography, sound and light Bram De Vreese and Shane Van Laer
Music Ramses Van den Eede
Costumes Julie De Meester and Jente De Graef
Many thanks to Wannes Gyselinck and Ans Van den Eede
A coproduction by de KOE and mugmetdegoudentand
This production was realized with support from the Belgian Federal government's Tax Shelter measure, with the help of Gallop Tax Shelter. In coproduction with Het Laatste Bedrijf.