New Crusoe by TUSK Theatre Company opens 9 November

7th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

As part of the Mare Liberum 1609-2009 Festival, TUSK International Theatre Company will perform New Crusoe at various locations in November.

The festival celebrates the publication of the Mare Liberum—an influential publication in international law— by Grotius in 1609. The original Dutch play New Loevestein—commissioned by the municipality of The Hague for the festival—will be shown in English as New Crusoe in The Hague and Amsterdam in November.

New Crusoe tells the story of Hugo Robinson, a philosopher and lawyer washed ashore on a seemingly deserted islandafter his ship is attacked by pirates. In three encounters, with his captor, a refugee and a woman, themes out of the Mare Liberum and the (in)justice of the law are examined. Nothing is what it seemed to be. Has a murder been committed or not? And who is Belle? The result is a fascinating play, at times mocking the realities of life.

* The Supreme Court, Kazernestraat 52, The Hague, 9, 10, 11 and 25 November, 20.15
* RABO bank, Korte Vijverberg 2, The Hague, 12 and 13 November, 20.15
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Harteveldstraat 1, The Hague-Scheveningen, 17, 20, 24 and 27 November, 20.15
* VOC ship Amsterdam (Scheepvartmuseum), Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam, 19, 21 and 22 November, 20.15
Ticket prices: EUR 15.00 – 22.50
Reservations: online ( or at The English Theatre box office (tel. 06 300 500 18)

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