Boze Bejaarden

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An 8-part tragicomic operetta radio play set in and around a retirement home. 
 
Emilienne (86) is in a relationship with her masseur Nestor (75). They are going steady and are madly in love. After a long period when they were not allowed to meet, they are now enjoying their reunion. Some of the neighbours: Mireille (82), Leon (83), and Agneske (89) are witnessing it reluctantly. The happiness of the young couple confronts them with old wounds. They are concocting a plan with unforeseen consequences: everyone, including the care staff (all roughly 40), are dragged into it. 
 
Boze Bejaarden (Enraged Elderly) is a comedy of many misunderstandings and plenty of romantic, sugar-coated, and warm moments. At the same time, as it should be in operetta, it provides a sharp critique of our handling of care and the elderly. 
 

We bring the live version with 8 actors, 4 musicians, 2 singers, 1 conductor, and 1 radio play specialist to the theatre. Annelies Verbeke and Gaea Schoeters wrote the text. Annelies Van Parys wrote new music and adapted arias from the classical operetta repertoire.

Acting

  • Wunderbaum
  • Jetty Mathurin
  • Frieda Pittoors
  • Leny Breederveld
  • Aus Greidanus
  • Jaak Vanassche

Vocals

  • Britt Truyts
  • Willem de Vries

ensemble

  • HERMESensemble:
  • Karin de Fleyt
  • Peter Merckx
  • Marc Tooten
  • Geert Callaert
  • Gaetan La Mela

conductor

  • Stijn Saveniers

Arrangement & Composition

  • Annelies Van Parys

Text

  • Gaea Schoeters
  • Annelies Verbeke

Producers

  • Wunderbaum
    HERMESensemble
    Het Laatste Bedrijf
    Volksopera
    met steun van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

With the support of

  • Erasmus Stichting
  • Fonds Sluyterman van Loo
  • Stichting RCOAK

Upcoming dates

Past dates

  • December 2022

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