Freaky Friday Face Off

In co-production with de Warme Winkel, Wine Dierickx can be seen in Freaky Friday Face Off.

It is taught to you as a child, you practice it your whole life, but it remains one of the most difficult things to do: putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.

In Freaky Friday Face Off, the actors take this quite literally: they become the other person. Lightning strikes or a magical evening goes awry, and suddenly bodies are swapped. A man becomes a woman, a heterosexual becomes gay, the old become young. You’re familiar with the concept from ordinary Hollywood films: body swapping guarantees spectacle. Or did these popcorn blockbusters always have a secretly philosophical undertone?

Through a clever role-playing game, we examine our fascination with identity. Can you tell someone’s story if you haven’t experienced their history firsthand? Is that super-empathetic or rather an embarrassing form of appropriation? Can an actor truly portray someone else, or is acting a form of art that belongs to the past, like fresco?

Freaky Friday Face Off is a spectacularly spiritual performance that delves into confronting self-examination, dramatic strings, perverse family relationships, and soaring pigeons. It’s a kaleidoscopic hall of mirrors where not only bullets, but also mental artillery, fly around you.

The performance will premiere on October 26 and can be seen in the Netherlands and Belgium until March 2024.

Text

  • Florian Myjer
  • Marieke de Zwaan

Director

  • Ward Weemhoff

Acting

  • Abatutu
  • Yassine Chigri
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Tessa Jonge Poerink
  • Florian Myjer

Set design

  • Theun Mosk

Sound Design

  • Marijn Brussaard

Lighting design

  • Scott Robin Jun

Costume design

  • Valérie Pos

Producer

  • De Warme Winkel

co-producer

  • Wunderbaum
  • Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Upcoming dates

  • March 2024

    15

    20:00

    Theater aan de Parade
    Den Bosch

  • March 2024

    17

    20:30

    Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

  • March 2024

    18

    20:30

    Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

  • March 2024

    19

    20:30

    Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

  • March 2024

    23

    20:30

    Stadsschouwburg de Harmonie
    Leeuwarden

  • March 2024

    26

    20:00

    Stadsschouwburg
    Nijmegen

  • March 2024

    28

    20:00

    De Grote Post
    Oostende

Past dates

  • December 2023

    21

    Kunstlinie
    Almere

  • December 2023

    20

    SPOT
    Groningen

  • December 2023

    14

    Theater de Veste
    Delft

  • December 2023

    10

    Theater Rotterdam

  • December 2023

    09

    Theater Rotterdam

  • December 2023

    08

    Theater de Maaspoort
    Venlo

  • December 2023

    06

    Schouwburg Amstelveen

  • December 2023

    05

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

  • December 2023

    02

    Leidse Schouwburg - Stadsgehoorzaal

  • December 2023

    01

    Deventer Schouwburg

  • November 2023

    23

    Het Nationale Theater
    Den Haag

  • November 2023

    22

    Theater de Veste
    Alkmaar

  • November 2023

    19

    NTGent

  • November 2023

    01

    Stadsschouwburg Velsen

  • October 2023

    27

    Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

  • October 2023

    26

    Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (premiere)

  • October 2023

    25

    Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

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