History is clogged. There are no more revolutions. What else can we add? A play about forgetting and forgiving, about knowledge and riddles and the lack of stories.
Told by a cat, Book Burning is the story of a man who lights up while his daughter plunges into the trunk. Perhaps it is a fable. It could be a political, even a utopian play. Not because it soaks in good intentions and programs, but because it bets on the magical possibilities of language and radical imagination. Book Burning is not what it is but what it can become: a proposal for the beginning of a new world.
Concept: Pieter De Buysser & Hans Op de Beeck Image: Hans Op de Beeck Text & play: Pieter De Buysser Light design & technician: Herman Sorgeloos Dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater) English Language Coaching: Miles O'Shea English Translation: Jodie Hruby, Miles O'Shea & Pieter De Buysser Production Margarita Production Coproduction: KunstenfestivaldesArts, Kaaitheater, Festival Baltoscandal (Rakvere) (E), Belluard Bollwerk International (CH), Teater Avant Garden (N), Bit Teatergarasjen (N), Brut Wien (A), Richard Jordan Productions Ltd Project co-produced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union With the support of Koninklijke Bibliotheek België, Göteborgs Dance & Teater Festival, The Flemish Government Executive producer: ROBIN