MAY 06–15, 2022

Photos by Guinness Frateur

ONTROEREND GOED (BELGIUM)

TM

CREATED BY ALEXANDER DEVRIENDT, ANGELO TIJSSENS, AURÉLIE LANNOY, KAROLIEN DE BLESER & SAMIR VEEN
DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER DEVRIENDT

RE/PLAY Special Presentation

★★★★ "An ingenious show that tears up theatre’s rulebook"
—The Guardian

TM is a new digital experience created by acclaimed Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed, creators of Fight Night. Made in collaboration with theatres from across the world, this is a live interactive one-to-one experience exploring media manipulation, populist ideology and conspiracy theories. One actor joins one spectator in an intense, touching experience. 

A RE/PLAY special presentation by The Cultch in partnership with Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions.


“We have fallen upon evil times and the world has become very old and wicked. Politics are very corrupt. Children are no longer respectful to their parents.”
—King Naram Sin of Chaldea (3800 BC)

Today, a secret cell of our movement has executed a successful worldwide operation.

We hold the victory in our hands and our overwhelming march is on the rise.

We will triumph and fight the infidels. Our brothers and sisters are among you.

Inconspicuous. Invisible.

We are many. We are global. We are TM.

Join us.

 

Digital TM Ticket: $35

Tickets are limited due to the unique one-to-one nature of this experience.

Showtimes: WED, FEB 2 – SUN, FEB 13, 2022
Various times from 1:00PM – 7:05PM

All times are Vancouver time which is Pacific Standard Time (PST)

 

Running times will vary due to the interactive nature of the experience. However we expect most experiences to be between 30 to 45 minutes.

TM contains references to violence and is recommended for ages 16+. Latecomers may not be able to be admitted.

Bookers will be able to access a unique link to the TM platform. After you have purchased a ticket, check your inbox for an email from boxoffice@thecultch.com.

The majority of the performance is interactive and designed to be done independently, so you will need to login and experience the show on your own.

TM is not compatible with mobile or tablet devices. It is best experienced using Google Chrome web browser on a laptop or computer with good internet connection. You will need to have your camera and microphone on for the duration of the performance, and it’s advised you wear headphones to avoid any distractions.

Director Alexander Devriendt

Text Alexander Devriendt, Angelo Tijssens, Aurélie Lannoy, Karolien De Bleser & Samir Veen

Design David Williamson & Nick Mattan

Costumes Nick Mattan

Video David Williamson & Angelo Tijssens

Software created by Upian in Ohyay

Adélaïde Desnoë, Gregory Trowbridge & Sébastien Brothier

Sound Senjan Jansen

Technical support Pepijn Mesure & Sarah Feyen

Production Charlotte Nyota Bischop, David Bauwens & Marie Peeters

Special advisers Caspar Sonnen & Toby Coffey



Co-produced by:
Almeida Theatre, Art Happens, Cambridge Junction, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Espoon Kaupunginteatteri, Feodor Elutine Impresario Moscow, Festival Internacional de Artes Cênicas Porto Alegre em Cena, Festival Mythos, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Le Carreau – Scène Nationale de Forbach et de l’Est mosellan, L’ESTIVE Scène Nationale de Foix et l’Ariège, Marche Teatro/Inteatro Festival, Perpodium, RE:LOCATION// by Wildtopia, Richard Jordan Productions, Staatstheater Mainz, Teatro do Bairro Alto, Theatre Royal Plymouth, and Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond.

Co-commissioned by: IDFA DocLab, and National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio.

 

Our Cultch Connects program provides free tickets for families, community groups, artists, and others who might not be able to otherwise experience our shows. If you would like to learn more about how to access Cultch Connects tickets, please reach out to outreach@thecultch.com.

604-251-1363
boxoffice@thecultch.com

Hours:
Mon to Sat: 12PM-6PM
Also open 1 hour prior to all performances

PRAISE
FOR THE SHOW

“...both a hopeful digital piece of work and a clever mind f***…”

Ciska Hoet, De Morgen

“Ontoerend Goed only needs half an hour to make you believe in the fundamental goodness of strangers (again).”

 — Charlotte De Somville, De Standaard

“Stimulating theatre that plays fascinating games with the audience”

— Marijn Lems, nrc

“an intense solo experience unlike anything I have ever experienced in performing arts”

— Clara Lindstrøm Gleerup, Den 4. Væg 

Photos by Guinness Frateur

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