Home and dry

You can recognize social losers by their address.

Maartje and Wine were teenagers in the nineteen eighties. The time when it was still possible to buy a house with a garden in the inner city, even if you were not a multimillionaire. Our mothers always told us: everyone has equal opportunities! Go for it! You are the catalyst of your own happiness!

Now, 30 years on, with a husband, a too hefty loan and a few children, we wonder: what went wrong? Did we not try enough? Did we not want enough?

Our house is becoming too small for us and our offspring, but we do not have the slightest idea where we can move to. Preferably not to the Slotervaart. You can recognize social losers by their address.

Perhaps our mothers were wrong?

Maartje and Wine read Schäfchenim Trockenen, the successful novel of the German writer Anke Stelling:

Wine: “It is as if you are reading about your own life. It is a tragicomic family manifest. A type of complaint that can also make you burst into laughter. “

Maartje: “It is all about the realization that social class obviously plays a role, despite the idealistic ideas from your youth.”

Together with musician and performer Harald Austbø, they take on this book.

Text

  • Naar de roman van Anke Stelling

By and with

  • Maartje Remmers
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Harald Austbø

actors on camera

  • Matijs Jansen
  • Limeni Weemhoff
  • Marius Bouttery
  • Xander Remmers

  • Koen Tachelet

live music

  • Harald Austbø

camera

  • Emo Weemhoff

video editing

  • Lot Rossmark
  • Rens Christiaansen

Sound

  • Sam Huisman

coaching

  • Jan Bijvoet

light and setdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

costumes

  • Karin van der Leeuw
  • Erik Bosman

Technician

  • Rinke Bartelink
  • Rick Gobee
  • Toon Boland

light

  • Martijn van Nunen

Producer

  • Acteursgroep Wunderbaum

co-producer

  • Theater Rotterdam
  • Theaterhaus Jena

book publisher

  • Verbrecher Verlag Berlin

Photography

  • Jan Dirk van der Burg (campagnebeeld)
  • Fred Debrock (scenefoto’s)

Past dates

  • May 2022

    08

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • May 2022

    07

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • May 2022

    06

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • April 2022

    30

    Monty
    Antwerpen (België)

  • April 2022

    29

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag

  • April 2022

    28

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag

  • April 2022

    23

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8 GEANNULEERD

  • April 2022

    22

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8

  • April 2022

    21

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8

  • April 2022

    19

    Stadsschouwburg
    Sint-Niklaas

  • December 2020

    04

    Stadsschouwburg
    Utrecht

  • December 2020

    03

    Stadsschouwburg
    Utrecht

  • November 2020

    28

    Frascati Theater
    Amsterdam

  • November 2020

    27

    Frascati Theater
    Amsterdam

  • November 2020

    26

    Frascati Theater
    Amsterdam

  • November 2020

    24

    Verkadefabriek
    Den Bosch

  • February 2020

    08

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8

  • February 2020

    07

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8 (met nagesprek avondprogramma)

  • February 2020

    06

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8 (met nagesprek avondprogramma)

  • February 2020

    05

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8

  • February 2020

    01

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8 (Premiere)

  • January 2020

    31

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8 (Try-out)

  • January 2020

    30

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan 8 (Try-out, met nagesprek avondprogramma)

Reviews

“A striking way of telling a very present story about the part played by money.”
Wendy Lubberding (Trouw)

“In their well-known quasi-on-the-spot improvising style, the women of Wunderbaum blend the theme of the novel, which they care for, into their theater collective.”
Dick van Teylingen (Theaterkrant)

Home and Dry is as playful as it is blood serious, witty as it is wronged, stubborn as it is forgiving, a play about social inequity, solidarity, the belief in friendship and the ideal of collectivity.”
Karin Veraart (Volkskrant)

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