English surtitles at a performance of Noem het maar liefde (Call it love)

Maastricht, february 4

Theater aan het Vrijthof and Toneelgroep Maastricht join forces in making plays in the Dutch language accessible for international audiences

English surtitles for international students and expats at a performance of Noem het maar liefde (Call it love) in Maastricht.

March 7, Noem het maar liefde, the new production of Toneelgroep Maastricht, will have its opening night in Maastricht. Toneelgroep Maastricht will join forces with Theater aan het Vrijthof in providing English surtitles for their new production (on Thursday, March 7) that will be performed in the Dutch language. This is the fourth initiative of Theater aan het Vrijthof in making performances in various genres at their venue accessible to (inter)national residents of Maastricht and the surrounding areas. The venue already has a Language No Problem series, a series of English spoken plays titled UK?OK!,and the Let’s Catch Up series.This new initiative of Toneelgroep Maastricht and Theater aan het Vrijthof is following the example of Internationaal Theater Amsterdam which provide English surtitles at its productions.

Toneelgroep Maastricht - Noem het maar liefde
Anniek Pheifer and Jeroen Spitzenberger will star in Noem het maar liefde, a brand new play by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s Reigen (1900). Artistic director Michel Sluysmans directs Noem het maar liefde, a hilarious and moving journey of deceit, loneliness, temptation, desire and intimacy. A band led by Victor Griffioen will provide live music during the performance.

The play is set in a hotel and sketches encounters between a variety of people, ranging from young to old and from rich to poor, in scenes and songs. As different as they may seem, they have one thing in common: they all crave real love.

Arthur Schnitzler’s Reigen is an elegantly constructed series of encounters between man and woman and in this way sheds a light on the city of Vienna and its inhabitants in his time. Showing both the interchangeability of relations and the loneliness of the human being. At its first performance, the play was forbidden and went on to become one of the greatest scandal pieces of the 20th century. Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer resets the story to the present day and shines his light in an ironical, venomous and moving way on love in these modern times. Sluysmans and Pfeijffer already successfully collaborated on the plays De advocaat(winner of Toneelschrijfprijs 2017) and Brieven uit Genua.

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