Creative Excursion #9: Ibsen Huis

VBAT’s creatives head for a night at the theatre; a tough act to follow!

Written by Craig Berry
Designer & Writer

ITA – Ibsen Huis

“The theater is the only institution in the world which has been dying for four thousand years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and devoted people to keep it alive.”
John Steinbeck.

One of the reasons we chose this particular performance was for the stage/set-design; an imposing, rotating house which throughout the 3 hours and 35 minutes became the main character. A non-human structure made of wood, metal and glass was the protagonist and the facilitator of both the jubilations and despair of each characters individual story, at times full of life and light, others, empty; both physically and metaphorically.

Photography of Ibsen Huis © Jan Versweyveld
Photography of Ibsen Huis © Jan Versweyveld
Photography of Ibsen Huis © Jan Versweyveld

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
Oscar Wilde.

ITA – Ibsen Huis Trailer

Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.