2016 - 2017
Director: Giovanna Boeri van der Zee
Production Leader: Naomi Brouwer
Struggling sculptor Brindsley Miller and his fiance, Carol, are having a party with the aim of impressing Carol’s bombastic father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire Georg Bamberger. They hope the two men might purchase some of Brindsley’s sculptures. Without permission, they have borrowed the furniture and effects of their fussy neighbor, Harold, to make their own flat more presentable. Just before the guests arrive, the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness. What follows is a frantic romp with unexpected visitors, mistaken identities, and surprises lurking in every dark corner!
The action supposedly in the dark is illuminated, when the lights are supposed to be on, the stage is the dark. So, only we, the audience, can see the action that ensues in the dark. As you might expect, the results are chaotic, disastrous and very funny, indeed!
Tim Chandler: Brindsley Miller
Anna Blake: Carol Melkett
Marco Carlotti: Colonel Melkett
Anneke Westra: Miss Furnival
Sebastian Prehn: Harold Gorringe
Eni Toth Bagi: Clea
Andrew Tolsma Fernandez: Schuppanzingh
Joppe van der Zwan: Bamberger
Yet to be retrieved.
April 27th 2017: Der Aa-Theater
April 28th 2017: Der Aa-Theater
April 29th 2017: Der Aa-Theater
Norbert van der Zee
Regina Boeri Pacheco de Castro
Gabriela Boeri Pacheco de Castro
Pedro Boeri Pacheco de Castro
Sergio Pacheco de Castro
- The story of Black Comedy revolves around a blackout happening after the first few minutes of the play. As a gimmick, the play started in darkness, making it not able for the audience to see anything happen on stage. Whenever the blackout happens the light gets switched on. This way, the audience experiences a reverse effect, and can see the play happening in what would be darkness.
- As PR, each of the cast members could be seen in a video where they would express a skill they are able to perform in the dark. Upon performing this skill in the dark however, it was shown that all cast members horribly failed in achieving their goal.