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We 17 Feb 2010
20.00
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Th 18 Feb 2010
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Sa 27 Feb 2010
20.15
Wilrijk
Cultuurcentrum De Kern

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But after it had all happened, there was
chaos here. And a room that had
been completely ruined, and in that room
there were four dead men and
a name! And a door bearing
an unintelligible inscription.
But all of you, just look
at the whole. Whatever happened, we
positioned it in time in the right
order at the right places and
in the right words, that were
indeed spoken. And whatever you will see,
see at the end, it is what we saw:
chaos. And a room that is
completely ruined, and in that room
four dead men and
a name. Or three men who walk out the door
to go arrange matters
that are important to mankind
and a dead man
who is not dead yet, and in front of him
a door bearing an unambiguous inscription.

Bertolt Brecht

Jolente De Keersmaeker, Sara De Roo, and Damiaan De Schrijver created in 2005 a follow-up to Alles is rustig, a play in which Bernhard fulminates against the complacency of the intellectual and cultural elite. Entitled "Redde wie zich redden kan’"geen slechte titel (“Devil Take the Hindmost’"not a bad title”– a line taken from Am Ziel, 1981) it is composed of several of Bernhard's short Dramolette.Even more explicitly than in Alles Is Rustig Bernhard dissects in these ‘miniature dramas’ the complicated Nazi past the Austrian and German people never fully came to terms with and the latent fascism in contemporary society.

 "Redde wie zich redden kan’ geen slechte titel is the second part of the Bernhard Trilogy.

tg STAN speelt " 'Sauve qui peut' pas mal comme titre"

tg STAN speelt " 'Redde wie zich redde kan' geen slechte titel"

The five sketches are compressed into a neat structure. Each is preceded by a dressing-up session by the three actors and followed by a stylish bow. Music is heard in-between, especially the Radetzky March. Another important characteristic of style is that of resistance. Stan rarely if ever performs in a neatly ordered stage set. The tarpaulin which is brought down at the start of the play falls over the clutter on the stage floor. Now and then Damiaan dives under the tarpaulin to retrieve the vital props. This provides ten highly comical scenes, particularly when he fumbles with a folding table with amazing ineffectiveness. The actors stumble as they constantly fight their way through the mountain of clutter: a fine metaphor for the ups and downs of life. 
Stumbling through life , Haarlems Dagblad, Margriet Prinssen, 25/02/05 

At times the long-drawn-out bungling with a folding table or with items of clothing threatens to allow the rhythm of the play to deteriorate into cheap ‘props theatre’ in which a sudden burst of laughter is designed to conceal its pointlessness. But appearances are deceptive: both the playing with the props and the irritation it arouses serve a purpose. With their grotesque dressing-up sessions between scenes the actors steer the play towards an operetta-like gaiety which serves to sharpen the scented spuriousness of the Viennese waltz with officers in full dress uniform and ladies in stays.
War brings no salvation , Knack, Wim Smets, 23/03/05

The dressing-up is enough in itself! Each new section begins with the actors donning an elaborate new costume. They help each other in time to the music and then brazenly display yet another very fine outfit, before throwing themselves with total abandonment into the Thomas Bernhard sketches. Long monologues, poetical repetitions, litanies of human powerlessness.  And in staging this inveterate grouser who ridicules his fellow countrymen’s Nazi past with deadly seriousness, STAN strikes just the right note. The seriousness of the subject is treated with mild light-heartedness, but the way the actors laugh off their troubles in piercingly high tones, cuts to the quick.
Boisterous miscellany of Bernhardian humour , de Volkskrant, Marjan Buijs, 02/04/05

Fear of the outsider lurks close to the surface. Chaos (i.e. social integration) is just round the corner. Nicely symbolised by a vast tarpaulin hanging over the stage like an inglorious sword of Damocles, it falls messily and creates a clumsy assault course. The satire flows from cruel interweaving of petty detail, offhand references to atrocities, revealing remarks that tail away. Orchestrated bourgeois clucking is punctuated by outrageous outbursts. Inconvenient truths are smugly airbrushed by beady-eyed bigots, darting poison with every peck.
'Sauve qui peut', pas mal comme titre , Financial Times, Clare Shine, 08/01/08

text after 'Dramolette' ( Eis, A Doda, Match, Freispruch and Maiandacht ) by Thomas Bernhard
with Jolente De Keersmaeker, Sara De Roo and Damiaan De Schrijver

advice Matthias de Koning
costumes Inge Büscher
assistance costumes Filip Eyckmans
lighting design Thomas Walgrave
French translation Claude Porcell

many thanks to Martine Bom, Laurence D'Hondt and Gerhard Jäger

production tg STAN
coproducers of the French version KVS/Théâtre National (Brussels), Théâtre de la Bastille and Festival d'Automne (Paris)

premiere 16 February 2005, Kaaitheater, Brussels
premiere of the French version 17 October 2007, KVS/Théâtre National, Brussels