When you’ve seen this performance you’ll never be afraid again, at least not of quarrels.
You can be afraid of anything: the big bad wolf or a ghost under the bed. But it’s a hundred times worse when adults bicker all the time right over your head. Everyone gets in a squabble sometimes, but some people are especially good at it. Virginia and Wolf argue the whole night through, even when the neighbours come to visit. They are so good at it that you just have to laugh really hard at it. And thank goodness, a child finally intervenes. That always works better.
After this performance you’ll never be afraid again, at least not of arguments. The two actors Niek van der Horst and Manon Nieuweboer talk your ear off. And the neighbours are virtuosos at quarreling too, without even uttering a word.
Ain’t Afraid is a river of words that flow from two brilliant actours like a waterfall, combined with the acrobatic movements of two tight-lipped physical players. Moniek Merkx wrote a new tekst and mixes theater with dance and mime, as she has previously successfully done with Nobody’s Boy. Inspired by Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee.
Director, text: Moniek Merkx
Cast:Marieke Dermul, Ayrton Fraenk, Niek van der Horst, Manon Nieuweboer
Music: Joop van Brakel
Decor: Sanne Danz
Costume Design: Nicky Nina de Jong
Light: Gé Wegman
Role child: Suzi Diemel, Isa Dobrnjac, Coco Doorn, Mare de Groot, Lieke Knol, Floor van der Loo, Jessey Martha, Romee Rutten, Britt Schuurmans, Nadia van de Stadt, Carlijn Varekamp, Bibian Voortallen
Guidance children:Sara Giampaolo, Lizzy Hennequin
Assistant director: Heléne Binder (intern)
Advisor dance:Guilherme Miotto
Image: Noa Verhofstad
Photography: Noa Verhofstad
Video: Huub Laurens
Thanks to: Belle van Brakel