Magna Plaza

Site-specific performance in a shopping centre about the great choices in life. Romantic tragedy about sacrifice, based on the film Dolls by Takeshi Kitano.

We see characters who experience love as dictated by market logic. Matsumoto is young, poor and in love with Sawako, but chooses the daughter of his boss. Nukui wants to get closer to the pop-heroine Haruna, who helps her to become a better version of herself. Hiro sits on a bench and mails to Ryoko, an escortgirl whom he had a fling with and is saving his virginity for.

By and with

  • Walter Bart
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Matijs Jansen
  • Maartje Remmers
  • Marleen Scholten

Music

  • Remco de Jong

Set design

  • Maarten Van Otterdijk

Dramaturg

  • Jeroen Versteele

Concept, text and acting

  • Wunderbaum

Producer

  • Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg)

Co-producer

  • NTGent

Photography

  • Fred Debrock (scenes)

Past dates

  • May 2009

    01

    'Open area of City Theatre Hall - Iran International Festival of University Theatre
    Tehran (IR)'

  • April 2009

    30

    'Open area of City Theatre Hall - Iran International Festival of University Theatre
    Tehran (IR)'

  • January 2007

    12

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    11

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    10

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    09

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    07

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    06

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    05

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    04

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    03

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • January 2007

    02

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • December 2006

    30

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • December 2006

    29

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • December 2006

    28

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

  • December 2006

    27

    Alexandrium I
    Rotterdam (NL)

“The audience is always somewhat of a voyeur, but in the location performance Magna Plaza by Wunderbaum this experience is complete. The audience sits, wearing headphones, on the top floor of the shopping centre and watches the five actors who blend into the acquisitive crowd in a concerted action of choreographies that sometimes simultaneously takes place on three floors and subsequently swarms out. The audience’s emotions are steered by the ‘soundtrack’ (by Remco de Jong) providing bombastic flickers and cotton candy sweet part-song by the actors.”
Liv Laveyne (De Morgen)

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