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Ontroerend Goed's

A History
of Everything

May 26

June 3, 2012

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

A World's Stage Production 
created by Ontroerend Goed
and Sydney Theatre Company
text by Alexander Devriendt and Joeri Smet
directed by Alexander Devriendt

About Ontroerend Goed: A Company Profile

One of the most talked-about theater collectives in the world, Ontroerend Goed has been creating intimate performance experiences as well as larger-scale plays since 1994. The Belgian theater group has developed a strong international presence, winning an unprecedented number of Fringe First Awards at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and garnering critical acclaim for its work at festivals worldwide.

A History of Everything earns its extraordinary title…it’s a moving reminder of the miracle, for want of a better word, of being here at all. An awesome, powerful, inspiring work. But then, it’s a real ripping story to work with. ”

Time Out Sydney

A History of Everything offers us a moment to realize how insignificant, though not worthless, we are… The seven young cast members are all-powerful and vulnerable as they list the significant—petty and momentous—steps of time. War, floods, disease, Apple products… From the present we jump back and back with the help of quotes and rudimentary, witty props.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“ Part of the great pleasure of A History of Everything is wondering how they will do the really big events using such simple means… the invention of agriculture, the movement of the human race out of Africa, the age of dinosaurs, the formation of the solar system. Nothing disappoints… this work is about our wonder at how we have come to be here, on this day.”

The Australian

“It seems Ontroerend Goed are destined to be the epitome of ‘I can’t tell you—you had to be there.’”

Irish Theatre Magazine

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