© Sofie Knijff

Shut Up and Play with Me

Sarah Moeremans / Het Zuidelijk Toneel
Tue 7 Feb ’23 - Sat 11 Feb ’23
Wanne play?
Tue 7 Feb ’23
Sat 11 Feb ’23

Playing, everyone can do it, but few people actually do it. Do we still recognize the potential for play? Is it proof of maturity to suppress our need to play or because there is not a penny to be made from it? What if we take off the brakes and plunged into limitless play?

Two players enter the floor: Joep van der Geest and Louis van der Waal. They survey the playing field and get ready for the game. Passionately, they plunge into one game after another. They challenge each other and are competitive as hell. There will be laughing, dying and crying. The logic of the game is only intuitively imitable and a riddle you want to solve as an audience.  

"We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw.  

Shut Up and Play with Me is an ode to the playing man, for anyone who has ever played, now or long ago. Inspired by Homo Ludens by cultural historian Johan Huizinga. 

  • Duur 70 min.
  • Aansluitend is er een nagesprek met acteurs Joep van der Geest en Louis van der Waal van ca. 20 minuten op wo 8 feb.


directed by Sarah Moeremans dramaturgy Joachim Robbrecht acting Joep van der Geest, Louis van der Waal artistic advice Piet Menu costumes Daphne de Winkel technique Jurre Smulders production Rianne Valstar