November 19, 2017

The Hidden Force Back in Amsterdam / Subtitled in English


In recent years Toneelgroep Amsterdam has put on stage three novels of Louis Couperus. This season the complete trilogy – Small souls, The things that pass and The hidden force – can be seen in Amsterdam. The rerun of The hidden force will take place from 9 until 22 December.

1900, Java. Otto van Oudijck governs his province with vigour. He sees himself as the representative of a superior European culture. He lives for his work. For the colony, which he wants to bring to a higher level. He is oblivious to the fact that his wife is having affairs with other men. But when Van Oudijck dismisses a local regent for misconduct, mysterious things start to happen in his house and around him.

The hidden force is an enthralling story about the misunderstandings and incomprehension between cultures, as well as between close relatives. The downfall of Otto van Oudijck makes us painfully aware of the impossibility to fully understand others.

On Thursdays Toneelgroep Amsterdam provides English surtitles (Projected English translation) in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam.

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