"Like a whirlwind, powerful and vibrant."
"Teunkie Van Der Sluijs’ direction is almost filmic […] We are blinded by the mirror that is held up to our faces."
"Thanks to the cast and director Teunkie Van Der Sluijs, this remarkable play stays enjoyable for its full two-and-a-half hours."
"Often hilarious scenes and frequently effervescent acting style."
Kwame Kwei-Armah’s response play to A Raisin in the Sun follows Beneatha Younger as she moves from 1950s America to Nigeria on the eve of independence. Half a century later, she returns, and is confronted with the legacy of a combative life.
Beneatha’s Place is a play about visions of the future, ambition, and the loss of one’s great love. About having to find your place in a divided world, and about the history you carry with you and within you.
Produced in collaboration with Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, the European premiere of this ambitious production played a national main house tour.
Kwame Kwei-Armah (transl. Esther Duysker)
stage & costume design
Niek & Sjoerd Kortekaas
Mandela Wee Wee
Boris van der Ham