Sunday 2 November 2014

De Warme Winkel - Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip -> Must See! Theatre Tip

Exactly after 100 years after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand De Warme Winkel brings the ultimate anniversary performance. Gavrilo Princip premiered at HOLLAND FESTIVAL.

On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip and five of his friends make an attempt on the life of the Habsburgian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand during his visit to Sarajevo. Pistols jam, hand grenades detonate too late, if at all; the assault fails. Franz Ferdinand decides to alter the route of his visit, everyone is briefed, except his driver. Starved and disappointed, Gavrilo enters a bakery store. The moment he stepped outside, the archduke was driven past. It was too late for Gavrilo to draw his pistol, but to his astonishment the car halts down the road in order to back up again. The very last thing Franz Ferdinand lays his eyes on is a meager, narrow-shouldered man with a flimsy moustache...

Gavrilo Princip is a play about a world that is on the verge of disappearing, about a jackass who overthrows the elite, about the subjectivity of historiography, about the mighty hand of fate and about taking justice into one’s own hands. A delirious, orgasmic, theatrical reconstruction, reminiscent of a battlefield.

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