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Beneatha’s Place

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Kwame Kwei-Armah
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Well Made Productions
Opening night
May 2018
"Like a whirlwind, powerful and vibrant."
★★★★ NRC Handelsblad
"Teunkie Van Der Sluijs’ direction is almost filmic […] We are blinded by the mirror that is held up to our faces."
★★★★ Theaterkrant
"Thanks to the cast and director Teunkie Van Der Sluijs, this remarkable play stays enjoyable for its full two-and-a-half hours."
De Volkskrant
"Often hilarious scenes and frequently effervescent acting style."
★★★★ NRC Next

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.

Theatre Directing


Kwame Kwei-Armah (transl. Esther Duysker)

stage & costume design
Niek & Sjoerd Kortekaas

lighting design
Floriaan Ganzevoort

sound design
Ata Güner

Karim Ameur

Jetty Mathurin
Mandela Wee Wee
Joy Wielkens
Yorick Zwart
Boris van der Ham
Fockeline Ouwerkerk