The play begins in Spain, where Pizarro recruits 167 men for an expedition to Peru. He is accompanied by his second-in-command Hernando de Soto, and Vincente de Valverde, a Catholic priest determined to spread the shining light of Christianity.
The reading of The Tempest will take place in the Amsterdamse Bos (weather permitting). Bring picnic food, something to drink and a blanket or chair to sit on.
At a police station in Milan, Inspector Bertozzo is interrogating a certified madman about a series of frauds.
We’ll do a cold reading of Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare on Friday 25th May at 20:00 on Ijburg
The Truth Hurts and So Does Love is David Nicholson’s 21st century prose translation of Molière’s Le Misanthrope - the French master’s most modern play. A play of character rather than plot, it focuses on Alceste, a man principled to the point of psychological distress, and Célimène, the independent woman he loves - and the men and women who surround them: his realistic friend Philinte, bad poet Oronte, wealthy wastrels Clitandre and Acaste, prude Arsinoé, and Célimène’s sensible cousin Éliante.
Travesties is a play by Tom Stoppard. The play centers on the figure of Henry Carr, an elderly man who reminisces about Zürich in 1917 during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce when he was writing Ulysses, Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, and Lenin leading up to the Russian Revolution, all of whom were living in Zürich at that time.