Desperado

2018
co-production Énervé & Théâtre Varia & L'Ancre

Four cowboys spend the weekend together. Heroes in their innermost thoughts. In reality, heroism is horribly far off. Straightfaced, they analyze the world, work, worries and women. The hope for great achievements and grand adventures seems abandoned.

Desperado, a text written in 1995, seems to paint a picture of how the aggrieved white Trump voters feel: misunderstood, disadvantaged, their masculinity under attack. Thanks to the sometimes subtle and then rough humor, the authors Ton Kas & Willem de Wolf succeed in drawing a sad and at the same time hilarious human portrait.

Performance in French.

DESPERADO won the first prize in the category comédie-humour of the Prix Maeterlinck de la critique 2019.
On the 23rd of September 2019 the prize was awarded in Théâtre National.

Ces losers magnifiques font rire aux larmes et en même temps nous bouleversent.
Toute La Culture

cast Youri Dirkx, Eno Krojanker, Hervé Piron & Peter Vandenbempt
text Ton Kas & Willem de Wolf
set design & costumes Marie Szersnovicz
light design Margareta W. Andersen
coach Pierre Sartenaer
translation into French Tristero & Enervé
co-production Théâtre Varia, Théâtre de L’Ancre, Tristero & Rien de spécial asbl,
La Coop asbl and Shelter Prod. and with support of taxshelter.be
tour management Habemus Papam (Cora-Line Lefèvre et Julien Sigard)

TU 13.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 14.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TH 15.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
FR 16.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
SA 17.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TU 20.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 21.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TH 22.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
FR 23.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
SA 24.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TU 27.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 28.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TH 29.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
FR 30.11 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
SA 01.12 2018 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 05.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
TH 06.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
FR 07.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
SA 08.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
TU 11.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
WE 12.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
TH 13.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
FR 14.12 2018 Théâtre de L'Ancre Charleroi (BE)
TU 05.02 2019 Espace L'L Brussel (BE)
FR 23.08 2019 Festival La Mousson d'été Pont-à-Mousson (FR)
TU 08.10 2019 BOZAR Midis du Théâtre Brussels (BE)
TH 10.10 2019 La Piscine (Univ. Littoral-Côte d'Opale) Dunkerque (FR)
TH 17.10 2019 Centre Culturel Wanze Wanze (BE)
SA 19.10 2019 Centre Culturel Jupille/Wandre & Chênée Jupille (BE)
SA 26.10 2019 Boabop Théâtre Vieusart (BE)
FR 06.12 2019 Archipel 19 Berchem-St-Agathe (BE)
TH 12.12 2019 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
FR 13.12 2019 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
SA 14.12 2019 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TU 17.12 2019 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
WE 18.12 2019 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)
TH 19.12 2019 Théâtre Varia Brussel (BE)