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An (Attempts on her Life)



Tristero has a certain affinity for the work of the British playwright Martin Crimp. After Play With Repeats in 2005-06 and Face To The Wall in 2006-07, it is the third time we stage a text by this intriguing writer. In AN we present our version of Attempts On Her Life. This 1997 play is generally considered to be Crimp’s masterpiece.

Attempts On Her Life comprises seventeen scenes, from very short to very long, monologues and dialogues, in each of which a woman called An is involved. But who is she? Each scene sends us in a different direction: this character seems to be able to assume a great many guises. She appears to have a ‘fluid’ identity: whenever we think we have a hold on her, she slips through our fingers. While building up a possible story, Crimp deconstructs his own building blocks before our very eyes. With this play he distances himself from his earlier ‘well-made plays’.

On this ‘confusing’ basis, Tristero creates an accessible, intelligent and humorous theatre experience with a bitter aftertaste.

By and with Kristien De Proost, Youri Dirkx, Eva Schram, Peter Vandenbempt en Ans Van den Eede.

Coproduction: Kaaitheater.

With the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschap and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest


"Tristero finds the perfect balance between entertainment and theatre research"

( 19/12/2007)

Theatre to cherish."

( 17/12/2007)

"a woman like an echoing abyss."

(De Morgen 19/12/2007)

"a piece that stages the inextricable ways of our times in a qualatitive way"

(De Standaard 21/12/2007)

"We're not really sure if we can qualify AN as a theatre play. It's more, much more than that..."

(Cutting Edge 05/02/08)

"... delicious wordplays, repetitions, crazy reasonings going into the deepest details and a sober use of multimedia and colourful images"

(Veto 18/02/2008)



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OLV Van Vaakstraat 83
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e-mail: info [at]