Her immense sadness impressed me.
A feeling of solidarity. There’s so much misery in the world …
During the rehearsals Elektra became already less likeable.
Sadness, misery, ok, but a human being must also be able to put things into perspective.
Out of that originated the idea to turn the play into a parody, a farce.
‘Elektra shouldn’t nag so much’ became the motto.
Then new questions arose: How do I, or how does one in general react to that sadness, that misery, that injustice?
How do the people react?
Elektra shouts out her misery.
The people applause and give her flowers.
‘Well done, Elektra!’
And then, suddenly, everything turns:
the people mock their leaders.
People are nicer when they laugh.
This performance led a short existence.
In 1996-1997 we played 3 performances for 1.219 people.
Direction: Erik Wouters
Music: Flor Verschueren
Costumes: Lies Van Assche
Lights: Chris Van Goethem
Crowns: Stef Van Eyck
Photos: Tin Mariën
Cast: 14 acteurs de Stap
Marleen Schampaert (Singer)
Elisabeth Hermans (Singer)
Mieke Wouters (Singer)