By Tony Kushner
Directed by Ivo van Hove
There are no feathers here. Instead of beating wings, there’s David Bowie’s otherworldly wails. With little more than a stack of vinyl records, a few fluorescent lights, and a saline drip, Dutch visionary Ivo van Hove and Toneelgroep Amsterdam deliver a revelatory take on Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic. Encompassing both “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika,” this marathon production strips Kushner’s now-iconic characters—Prior Walter and his boyfriend Louis, Reaganite lawyer Roy Cohn, Mormon couple Joe and Harper Pitt—to their essence, boldly reimagining “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.”
Set and light design by Jan Versweyveld
Costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic
Video design by Tal Yarden
Music by Wim Selles
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Ivo van Hove has been the general director Toneelgroep Amsterdam since 2001.