Memento Park

 

In 1917, Michelin published an illustrated guide to the battlefields of the Marne region. It didn’t take long before the first tourists started travelling through the area in the midst of ongoing warfare.

 

A hundred years later, no trouble or expense is being spared during the centenary of the “Great War”. And yet, ‘the war to end all wars’ did not keep its promise. As we hop from one armistice to the next Armageddon, how are we commemorating – and why?

 

Using quotations from politicians, marketeers and re-enactors, Memento Park exposes the mechanisms behind the centenary. What is the relationship between commemoration, politics, tourism and big business?

regie Thomas Bellinck 

spel Marjan De Schutter, Joris Hessels, Robin Keyaert, Karlijn Sileghem, Jeroen Van der Ven, Mark Verstraete

scenografie Stef Stessel

kostuum An Breugelmans, Heidi Ehrhart

dramaturgie Sébastien Hendrickx

licht Dimitri Stuyven 

geluid Donald Berlanger

productieleiding Wim Bernaers, Jean Schols

techniek Jimmy De Boelpaep

decorbouw Jan Beeck, Patrick Nys, Danny Vandeput

rekwisieten Willy Van Barel

boventiteling Inge Floré

vertaling Anne Vanderschueren, Gregory Ball

productie KVS,  Steigeisen & ROBIN

copresentatie KVS & Théâtre National

 
 

‘Memento Park is a wry statement performed with a comic twist that impresses thanks to its excellent content and urgency.’ 

Knack

‘This is political theatre at its very best. A bazooka of a production.’

De Wereld Morgen