In 1973 Franz Xaver Kroetz writes an extraordinary play in which there is no speech: Wunschkonzert. A woman comes home from work, she watches the news and listens to "Wunschkonzert," a radio program in which listeners request a song for someone special. What seems like an ordinary evening takes an unexpected turn.
Exactly fifty years later, Jessie L'Herminez stages a brand new version, played by sisters Lisa and Marie Groothof. Jessie, Lisa and Marie share a great passion for slapstick and physical theater. Request Number is a virtuoso, visual and absurdly hilarious performance about the evening rituals of a woman in 1973 and a woman in 2023. Where the former loses herself in weaving a tapestry, the latter dives into a self-help podcast about “living alone in a creative way”. With humor and compassion, it tells the story of a woman's life in two different eras - an ode to all lonely women who keep smiling in spite of everything.
Spel - Lisa en Marie Groothof Regie - Jessie L’Herminez Coaching - Ingrid Kuijpers