De Eindtijd Revue
After the success of De Gabber Opera URLAND storms the theater with a grotesque meta-show about the Endtime. De Eindtijd Revue is an apocalyptic and ominous theater celebration, in which all possible endings and Endtime stories clash. URLAND’s credo is ‘DESPAIR GIVES LIFE’. And this performance poses the question: how do we learn to despair? How do we prepare?
Throughout the history of mankind the Apocalypse keeps resurfacing as a social, historical phenomenon. From the Ragnarok to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from the Mayan empire to the contemporary Doomsdaypreppers. It can be a promise, then a warning, or an incantation?
URLAND invites unconventional performers and creates a vibrant ad hoc collective (theater maker Vincent van der Valk, percussionist Jens Bouttery, opera singer Bernadeta Astari, and others), speaking various theatrical languages. We witness a theater company preparing for the ultimate. The multidisciplinary performance is one big warm up to ‘De Eindtijd Revue’ that is to take place that evening, and leading up to the starting time, the revue passes the review. URLAND clings to the notion that, in mythology, every Endtime also heralds a new beginning. The warm-up is complete. The blackout is the beginning. Despair gives life.
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Made possible by Gemeente Rotterdam and Fonds Podiumkunsten