Honger! (Hungry!) 2014

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Four brothers in the Russian mainland inherit their father’s restaurant and try to keep it in business. When the great Stare of Russia visits their restaurant, the masks drop.

‘Honger!’ is a cheerful, absurd performance, inspired by Jarry’s ‘Ubu Roi’. DEFDEF focuses on the search for the inner self of the characters, making one’s own choices and doing things your own way.

Arnaud Deflem won for ‘Honger!’ the Entreeprijs 2010 for promising young theatre makers at Festival Boulevard in Den Bosch. The performance’s colourful character and the absurd acting style have a special appeal for young people.

That’s why he decided to develop the performance further, together with Heidi De Feyter. Their cooperation resulted in an at moments hilarious performance with four characters manqué.

For everyone from 14 upwards.


The performance had its first night the 4th of October 2014 in Berchem. At the beginning of 2015 there was a short tour for schools in Flanders.


text: Arnaud Deflem

directors: Heidi De Feyter en Arnaud Deflem

actors: Kris Lenders, Jelle Palmaerts, Christine Verheyden en Tom Ysewyn

costumes: Lies Van Assche

textcoaching: Hans van den Boom

design: Sara Bomans


production Theatercompagnie DEFDEF

coproduction TAKT Dommelhof, de Warande en Theater Stap

with the support of cultuurcentrum Hasselt and provincie Limburg