A young woman ends up in a hospital after her suicide attempt. The doctor-director, a guru of building your own life, is convinced he can save her. As long as she succumbs to the absurd strict rules of his clinic. In her room is a young man, whom she tries to convince to help her die. In the strange surroundings of the hospital he is in doubt whether he should support her in her death wish. But what does she really need?
Als je van me houdt (If you love me) is a surreal story, written by the nineteen-year-old Nina van Tongeren. The production is performed in an intimate setting by experienced actors and students.
A production by het Weeshuis Theater in Dordrecht.
Text: Nina van Tongeren
Music: Esther Jacobs
Concept and directing: Ellen Honings
Performers: Julie Kurris, Mathieu Güthschmidt, Brecht Hermans, Nikki Ekas, Michiel Ris
Sunday 31 maart 2019 at 15u30
Wednesday 3 april 2019 at 20u00
DOOR Spui Boulevard 220 Dordrecht
Premiere in September 2019
Suicide is the second cause of death amongst students. A quarter of them is walking around with thoughts of committing suicide, is stated in a research by University of Amsterdam (2006). While this group is so big, the subject remains difficult to discuss. What do you do when you have these feelings or someone you know? What does this high pressure of suffering amongst youngsters say about our society? Als je van me houdt invites to talk about this sensitive subject. In co-operation with GGZ and different educational institutions, we offer a side program.
With support of Gemeente Dordrecht, VSB Fonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.