Ein wenig Leben

17./18./19. May 2019

Ein wenig Leben

nach dem Roman von Hanya Yanagihara, Regie: Ivo van Hove

Based on the novel by Hanya Yanagihara

Concept and direktion: Ivo van Hove

German Premiere

Hanya Yanagihara’s acclaimed novel A Little Life became an instant classic when it was published in 2015. Her bestseller is an achingly beautiful ode to friendship that does not shy away from gazing into the abyss of human experience.

The novel follows the interweaving lives of four friends: Jude, a brilliant lawyer; Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a painter; and Malcolm, an architect, all meet during their studies in New York. Jude, who is at once enigmatic and withdrawn, serves as their centre of gravity. As the four friends struggle through adulthood, it becomes clear that Jude’s mind and body are scarred by an unspeakable childhood horror which continues to haunt him. A Little Life fathoms life in all its splendor and despair. It is a rhapsodical epic about trauma, pain and memory.

Celebrated international theatre director Ivo van Hove is a master of epic narration on stage. Together with the talented actors of Toneelgroep Amsterdam he has created a deeply moving theatrical experience that not only delivers enthralling performances and a thrilling plot, but also cuts to the quick of the human condition.

Ein Wenig Leben Een Klein Leven © Jan Versweyveld 16
Fotos: Jan Versweyveld
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In niederländischer Sprache mit deutschen Übertiteln


Marieke Heebink, Maarten Heijmans, Hans Kesting, Majd Mardo, Ramsey Nasr, Eelco Smits, Steven Van Watermeulen, Mandela Wee Wee

Concept and direction:

Ivo van Hove


Koen Tachelet


Bart Van den Eynde

Stage and Light:

Jan Versweyveld


An D‘Huys


Eric Sleichim


Bl!ndman [strings]: Monica Goicea, Floor Lecoultre, Suzanne Vermeyen, Femke Verstappen


04 hours 10 minutes


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