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

A vital exploration of why we hang on to our democratic institutions despite their dysfunctions.

The Scotsman

A cross between Big Brother and an Italian general election.

The Sunday Independent (U.K.)

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The Play

Five candidates. One winner. You decide. This critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit from Belgium’s extraordinary Ontroerend Goed employs high-octane performance and hand-held voting technology to put the power into your hands. The candidates battle for your attention, sympathy, and approval. What will you learn about yourself, and how quickly you judge, or condemn, based on sound bites and appearances? In a world where perception rules over all, nothing is safe from the cult of celebrity. Come play a game and find the line between democracy and the tyranny of the majority.

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.


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Critical Acclaim

Fight Night "makes a precarious analysis of the consensus politics our democratic system has fallen into," hails De Morgen.
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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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About the Company

Ontroerend Goed, a Belgian company based in Ghent, explores the space between theater and performance.
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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


Aaron Gordon Performer

Abdel Daoudi Performer

Angelo Tijssen Performer

Aurélie Lannoy Performer

Charlotte De Bruyne  Performer

Michai Geyzen Performer

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