Ontroerend Goed's

A History of Everything

May 25

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

A profound, transcendent work of theater, movement, music and light.

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

Time Out Sydney declared "A History of Everything earns its extraordinary title...a moving reminder of the miracle, for want of a better word, of being here at all." One of the most talked-about theater collectives in the world, Belgian company Ontroerend Goed creates intimate, unique experiences that communicate with audiences in surprising ways. In this collaboration with Sydney Theatre Company, the artists take on the mammoth task of telling our collective history, from the present day all the way back to the Big Bang—in one extraordinary evening of theater.



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A History of Everything


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About Ontroerend Goed: A Company Profile

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Critical Acclaim

Reviews for A History of Everything.
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A Note from the Director

Director Alexander Devriendt's perspective of A History of Everything.
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The Players

Creative Team

Alexander Devriendt Director/Writer

Sophie de Somere Scenic and Costume Designer

Lilith Tremmery Lighting Designer


Charlotte de Bruyne Performer

Zindzi Okenyo Performer

Joeri Smet Performer/Writer

Matthieu Sys Performer

Saul Tahki Performer

Angelo Tijssens Performer

Nathalie Verbeke Performer

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