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RULE™

Rule Foto
Photography: Thomas Lenden

Running time: 90 minutes

RULE™ is a game. Without actors, but with an acting audience. It is about the working of society and politics, but at first it is about simple personal decisions. It is complex, but not complicated. It is entertaining, but not frivolous. Emke Idema lays down the rules, asks questions, and is allowed to disqualify people. Her questions are about our personal attitude towards strangers: Where are the boundaries between hospitality and willingness to participate? Where do we set our own limits? At first, the questions are simple, the answers personal, and the consequences straightforward: Our decisions lead to us taking positions on different ‘islands’ in the room together with varying numbers of like-minded people. Bit by bit the questions about migration and the dealings with strangers become more tricky. The beliefs of individual ethics become political – and more and more audience members watch the fascinating interplay between collective and individual from the outside position.

Direction, Concept & Host:
EMKE IDEMA

Dramaturgy:
NIENKE SCHOLTS

Stage Design:
JORIS VAN OOSTERWIJK

Artistic Coaching:
DIRK VERSTOCKT

Production Manager:
JOSÉ SCHURINGA

Production:
STICHTING STRANGER

Coproduction:
FRASCATI PRODUCTIONS
GRAND THEATRE GRONINGEN

International Theater Festival
MESS - Scene MESS
Maršala Tita 54/I, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: + 387 33 200 392
Fax: + 387 33 211 972
Email: mess@mess.ba
www.mess.ba

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MESS - Scena MESS

Maršala Tita 54/I, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosna i Hercegovina
Tel: + 387 33 200 392
Fax: + 387 33 211 972
Email: mess@mess.ba
www.mess.ba