Ontroerend Goed's

Fight Night

October 23

November 4, 2018

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

a WorldStage Production from Belgium
written by Alexander Devriendt, Angelo Tijssens, & the Cast
directed by Alexander Devriendt

Funny, revealing, and very invigorating... You will encounter things that no U.S. company would dare do.


★★★★ An interactive cross between Big Brother and an Italian general election… utterly compelling and fun.


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The Play

Five candidates. One winner. You decide. Arriving on the brink of our own midterm elections, Belgium’s extraordinary Ontroerend Goed offers a fun and thought-provoking examination of free will and politics that puts electronic voting boxes—and the candidates’ fate—directly into the hands of audience members. As the battle for your attention, sympathy, and approval ensues, what will your snap-judgments reveal? This critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit explores the nature of democracy, and will leave you with questions to debate and, possibly, your own prejudices to confront.

Fight Night is presented as part of a series of three pioneering works that represent the next wave of boundary-pushing International theater—fueling a dynamic engagement between artist and audience.



Video: Five candidates. One winner. You decide.

Video: Three Boundary-Pushing Theatrical Events


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Critical Acclaim

Fight Night is "funny, revealing, and very invigorating," hails the Chicago Tribune.
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A Note from the Director

Alexander Devriendt talks about the impact of voting and the "chain of influence that can alter the world."
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An Introduction to Fight Night

A political and fun exploration in immersion wherein five actors compete for the vote of the spectators.
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The Players

Creative Team

Alexander Devriendt Director & Text

Angelo Tijssens & Cast Text

Lilith Tremmery Scenography, Lighting Design, Production

Sophie De Somere Scenography & Costume Design

Cameron Goodall Music

David Heinrich Music

Babette Poncelet Technician

Iben Stalpaert Technician

Nick Mattan Graphics Voting System


Charlotte De Bruyne  Performer

Aaron Gordon Performer

Aurelie Lannoy Performer

Angelo Tijssens Performer

Jeroen Van Der Ven Performer

Max Wind Performer

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