A stage reading of excerpts from Stefan Hertman's Antigone in Molenbeek had premiere during Malta Festival Poznań. In January you might see this in Poland again – January 21 at 19:00 in Nowy Teatr in Warsaw.
In this intensely poetic theatre monologue inspired by the Sophocles tragedy, Hertmans tells the story of a Muslim woman who is trying to collect the body of her terrorist brother from the authorities and bury him. It will be the first presentation of the drama in Poland. The staged reading is directed by Anna Smolar, with music by Michał Górczyński and with Małgorzata Gorol as Antigone.
Stefan Hertmans is one of the most esteemed authors writing in Dutch. His most famous novel, War and Turpentine (2013), has been published in 16 countries and has had 20 reprints in the Netherlands. It won the Flemish Culture Prize for Literature (2014) and was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize.