Kassys plays suspense in Cliffhanger
"I know what is going to happen." "Oh, really?"
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock is Kassys looking for suspense in Cliffhanger.
In Cliffhanger is suspicion the motor and distrust the fuel for the development of an exciting intrigue between four characters.
The live situation is being influenced more and more by a second (filmed) ‘reality’ which takes place in the heads of the characters. Fed by distrust thoughts and fears arise within the characters.
By means of suggestion and manipulation the audiences of Cliffhanger is being addressed on his own ‘image reservoir’ of once seen scary movies and thrilling scenes.
Of course the music helped a little as well….
Concept & directing: Liesbeth Gritter
Coordination & artistic assistance: Mette van der Sijs
Actors: Milan Boele van Hensbroek, Harm van Geel, Ton Heijligers en Esther Snelder
Technique and sound design: Martijn Rooker
Light design: Peter Misschaert
Graphic design: AX710
Flyer image: Rob van de Werdt
Production assistant: Hannes Dereere
At Oerol Festival Harm van Geel was being re placed by Rene Geerlings
Cook/ production assistant at Oerol: Vincent Brons
Cliffhanger is a Kassys production, in co production with Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Gent (B), O Espaço do Tempo (residence) in Montemor-o-Novo (P) and Kunstencentrum BUDA in Kortrijk (B).
PRESS“Kassys wants to make you believe that Cliffhanger is about tension but secretly it’s about humour. We, people do the strangest things to experience fear without having to get scared for real, the expectation is part of that.
After an hour is this special experience already over and has Kassys achieved the maximum result with minimum of means.”
Deadline.nl, March 2011
”It’s all just off and in no aspect thrilling.”
Haarlems Dagblad, March 2011
"Sober of form is Cliffhanger, from the in physical theatre specialized company Kassys. In a cellar of a hotel we see a virtuoso, humorous and in Cluedo-style multimedia murder drama, with four actors and a dog."
Algemeen Dagblad, Mark Roos, June 21, 2011
O Espaço do Tempo in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal: December 10 & 11 (informal presentations)
Kortrijk (B), BUDA: March 15 & 16 (try out)
Gent (B), Kunstencentrum Vooruit: March 17 (try out) 18 (premiere) 19 & 20
Amsterdam, Theater Frascati: March 22 (NL premiere) till 26
Leuven (B), STUK: March 29
Haarlem, Toneelschuur: March 30 & 31
Almere, Corrosia: April 1
Nijmegen, LUX: April 2
Mechelen (B), KC nOna: April 6 & 7
Utrecht, Theater Kikker: April 12 & 13
Leiden, LAKtheater: April 14
Velp, Kunsthuis 13: April 15
Breda, Chassé theater: April 20
Groningen, Grand Theatre: April 21 & 22
Den Bosch, Verkadefabriek: April 23
Rotterdam, Schouwburg: April 27
Arnhem, Schouwburg: April 28
Terschelling, Oerol Festival: June 18 till 25 (except June 21)