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Wat We Doen plays psychological family thriller People Like You

A young couple sits at the table in silence. They have just heard that they are going to have a child, but the man cannot utter a word. "Why don't you say anything?", his girlfriend asks, "Don't you want to?" He tries to talk, but can only remain silent. People Like You is a psychological family thriller of WHAT WE DO about silent taboos and overt secrets. Three generations talk to each other, but leave really important matters unsaid. Floris van Delft directs a top cast including Imanuelle Grives, Simon Heijmans, Sigrid ten Napel and Juan Zyad. Ud player Haytham Safia accompanies the performance with music from all over the world. There will be a performance at Theater Zuidplein on 3 May.

Floris van Delft, creator of the performances Schijn (Fahd Larhzaoui) and JA (Nasrdin Dchar), intertwines in this performance his typically Dutch family history with the experiences of people whose roots are thousands of kilometres away from here and whose family stories are nevertheless strikingly similar to his own. With this personal performance, Floris asks the question: are taboos a universal given? And how open are we really in the Netherlands?

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