The Donkey’s Jaw | Raphael Rodan & Erik Sjøholm
Date: Sun 03.10 Time: 20:00 - 21:00
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In the new season, you can see solo storytelling shows on Mezrab stage. Every month, we will invite an artist (or a couple) to take us on an elaborate storytelling journey. We start the season with “The Donkey’s Jaw” — a storytelling show by Raphael Rodan.
“What kind of stories did you grow up with?” Raphael Rodan asks the audience and casually adds “for me, these were the stories where God is the bad guy and women have no place but as a rib covering a man’s lungs, the notorious stories of the Old Testament.”
In “The Donkey’s Jaw”, a 60-min storytelling show with live music, Rodan strips ancient myths like Cain and Abel, Samson and Delilah and King Saul of their religious connotations and revives them with the light of his own personal life experiences.
He tells about growing up in modern Israel, falling in love with his first girlfriend, feeling jealousy towards his brother and getting rejected by his father. While gracefully shifting from salty humour to moments of great depth, he uses the stories to reflect together with the audience on the universal topics that are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.
The storytelling is accompanied by the angelic singing of singer-songwriter Erik Sjøholm, all with a hint of Leonard Cohen in the air.
Performed by: Raphael Rodan and Erik Sjøholm
Directed by: Titus Tiel Groenestege
Written by: Raphael Rodan
Additional writer: Sahand Sahebdivani
Music by: Erik Sjøholm
From September onwards, we want to open our doors for more people. But that also means that we have to ensure that everyone is staying safe: that’s why we will ask you at the entrance to show us a proof of being vaccinated or having done a negative test — in short, a QR code from the Coronacheck app.
We explain how to get a QR code and gain access to our events here: https://mezrab.nl/covid
Doors open: 19:00
Show starts: 20:00
Price: 10 €