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  • NL premiere

Sunny Sunday

Rabih Mroué, Lina Majdalanie
15 May, 16 May, 17 May 2022
Het Huis Utrecht, Koepelzaal
75 minutes
English with Dutch surtitles
€17,- / €14,-*

“An intense performance, full of narrative twists and turns, with elements of stand-up, storytelling and cartoons” –

Since 2015 the right-wing populist party has firmly risen to power once again in Poland. How to understand the complex political and social situation in Poland? The Berlin-based, Lebanese-born theatre makers Rabih Mroué and Lina Majdalanie are giving it a go. Their ‘outside eye’ helps them see political shifts driven by societal changes that we also see in the rest of Europe. In an energetic way, Majdalanie and Mroué show us how populist powers are manipulating historical facts and pop culture to influence our thinking. Focusing on a story that happened in Poland in 2016, their increasingly absurd cartoon ultimately takes the audience by surprise by revealing the true events that occurred that sunny Sunday in 2016.

“Sunny Sunday is a very special work for me. Not only because I was directly involved in its creation and it partly shows reasons I decided to leave Poland and move to Utrecht. But first of all, this is performance about techniques of manipulation of culture and history in order to impose certain narration over people. A warning against those manipulations should be sound today as much in Poland or Lebanon, as in Netherlands.” – Grzegorz Reske, artistiek directeur SPRING

Next to Lina and Rabih, Ely Daou is also of Lebanese descent. In the digital magazine, artistic director Grzegorz Reske writes about the background and the connection between these young makers. Read the article here:



Rabih Mroué


Lina Majdalanie

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