The Flying Dutchman...
... and other Dutch imperfections
Michael & Caja, international storytellers
19 and 20 April - 20.30 hrs
(duration 1 hr with a post show discussion led by the Expatriate Archive Centre)
NOTE performance 18 April is cancelled
Koninklijke Schouwburg Upstairs - The Paradijs Theatre
Korte Voorhout 3
2511 CW The Hague
Tickets € 10.00 (students/CJP/< 12) - € 17.50 (Full Price)
Online in STET Ticketshop or T 06 300 500 18
Michael&Caja breathe life into Holland’s oldest Marketing Campaign The Legend of The Flying Dutchman and it’s lore of belonging.
VOC Captain Willem van der Decken sets out to sea from the port of The Cape of Good Hope, despite resistance from his surroundings and even from within his crew. With his infamous words: “God nor the devil can stop me. I will sail around the Cape! Even if I have to sail till judgment day!” he leaves, and all that remains is the legend. Till this day he sails his phantom ship, never to make port, never to come home.
Two tellers (Michael Driebeek van der Ven and Caja van der Poel) explore the story, examining it’s truth, fiction and madness and ask the question: “Where is home, when you’re always on the move?”. Speaking from their own rich cultural backgrounds filled with colourful migrants, expats and other cosmopolitans they hope, perhaps by accident, to hit upon an answer.
Michael&Caja is based in The Hague and performs internationally. Among others their shows performed at Edinburg Festival Fringe 2010 and have been a part of ‘The official Selection’ of The International Fringe Festival New York 2011.