NOV 28—DEC 2, 2017
Based on the book by Ayn Rand
Directed by Ivo van Hove
The 2017 Richard B. Fisher Next Wave Award honors Ivo van Hove and the production of The Fountainhead.
Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival
Its controversy precedes it: Ayn Rand’s notorious 700-page paean to radical individualism, wrapped in a saga of sex, architecture, and skybound ambition. In this brutal reexamination, Belgian director Ivo van Hove updates the action to a buzzing co-working loft, where egos collide over mobile drafting tables and stiff drinks. Blueprints come and go, as idealist New York architect Howard Roark—determined not to conform to public taste—vies with pandering colleagues while navigating the desires of the elusive Dominique Francon. As overhead cameras voyeuristically capture creative and carnal acts from above, Van Hove unravels a bête noire of the left, letting the audience decide where to cast its stones.
Translation by Erica van Rijsewijk, Jan van Rheenen
Adaptation by Koen Tachelet
Dramaturgy by Peter Van Kraay
Set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld
Music by Eric Sleichim
Video design by Tal Yarden
Costume design by An D’Huys
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand used by permission of Curtis Brown Ltd. Copyright © 1943. All Rights Reserved.
- Tue, Nov 28 at 7pm
- Wed, Nov 29 at 7pm
- Thu, Nov 30 at 7pm
- Fri, Dec 1 at 7pm
- Sat, Dec 2 at 7pm
In Dutch with English titles
Approx 4hrs with intermission
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Major support provided by Edward Jay Wohlgemuth.
“… [an] awesome, air-clearing thunderclap brought about by Ivo van Hove’s mammoth production …”
— THE GUARDIAN (UK)
“… [Ivo van Hove] creates electrifying theatre in which word and spectacle find a perfect, symbiotic balance.”
— THE GUARDIAN