The advertisement promises a theatrical road trip through the mystical southern States of America. During this cold and windy November there’s nothing I’d rather do than dive into a sultry world of gin, humidity and Tennessee Williams. I feel like I may get my wish: this autumn “Abattoir Fermé” is touring with ‘Ghost‘, already hailed by de Standaard and Cobra as something rather special, and introduced as an intoxicating trip into the dark reaches of the American south. Here we’ll find not only characters from the plays by famous playwright Tennessee Williams, but a dose of ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’, David Lynch and, surprisingly, zombies.
Liv Laveyne of De Standaard sums it up nicely:
Abattoir Fermé’s ‘Ghost’ was inspired by a road trip through Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. The ‘dark South’ of long-lived slavery, where racism is still rampant and dark voodoo is interspersed with Christian immersion baptisms. ‘Ghost’ preaches salvation, while killing all innocence.
Accompanied by a powerful score by Kreng this play is bound to deliver something beautifully engaging while at the same time staying scarily unfamiliar. Are we sure what we are getting ourselves into by going to see this performance?
Ghost will be on show at the Beursschouwburg on 29/30.11.2013 at 20.30.
Go see it if you dare…