By writing subtle popular poetry, BMCie's new playwright Arne Sierens manages to portray in Boste a small part of Flanders. Sierens' expressive Flemish reminds us of a grimy working class neighbourhood in the early sixties and enhances its trivial and drab reality. The spectator is able to view what goes on in someone's head because the play shows us fragments of quick and very intimate associations, personal contemplations and doubts.
Premiere: 06/02/1992 – Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Ghent
Blauwe Maandag Cie
cast: jakob beks, stany crets, gilda de bal, vic de wachter, els dottermans, michel van dousselaere, ilse uitterlinden
text: arne sierens
direction: luk perceval en johan dehollander
scenography: johan dehollander
dramaturgy: gommer van rousselt
light design: kees van de lagemaat
Arne Sierens receives the writers award of the Flemish Community for 'Boste', a play commissioned by the Blauwe Maandag Cie.
"Arne attempted to express his own doubts and convictions by writing with Boste a modern Orfeo. The aim being that by taking the 'here and now' as a starting point, one will look back in amazement. The action should come forward from reading the text, characters should appear by the action and eventually space should appear by the characters. The present must function as a backdrop against which the past should be evoked."