Merkel is an electro-opera about the most influential woman of this moment in history; Angela Merkel. She is the Chancellor of Germany, tacitly the leader of Europe, and the only woman in a male-dominated political world. In an age in which right-wing populism flourishes and polarizes Europe, Merkel chooses the general interest of the people over her personal beliefs. And how long is this way of conducting politics sustainable for Europe and for herself?
'Merkel chooses the general interest of the people over her personal beliefs'
Based on political speeches and biographical sources, childhood memories and fictional encounters, Nineties created a portrait of the Mutti of Germany and an ode to the struggle of the (seemingly) egoless (wo)man.
After the performance, the director Floor Houwink ten Cate will reflect on Merkel with former Germany reporter and Nieuwsuur presenter Jeroen Wollaars.
This performance of Nineties Productions is made possible by Studio Europa Maastricht, as a part of the Maastricht Europe Days (6-8 dec). The programme has been has been co-created, in part, with de Balie, producer of art, culture and political programmes.
Theater aan het Vrijthof offers for performances at AINSI the possibility to travel back and forth by bus for €7.
In coproduction with
De Coproducers, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds 21, Gemeente Utrecht, Lira Fonds
from and with
Floor Houwink ten Cate, Anne Maike Mertens, Yannick Noomen, Benjamin Moen, Annelinde Bruijs, Niel Broos, Sannah Aukes
Niels Broos, Annelinde Bruijs
Robert van Delft, HP Hulscher