In the Western theater repertoire there are hardly any female roles that can compare to classic male protagonists like Hamlet, Oedipus or Uncle Wanja.Zuidpool is changing that and is joining forces with grandmaster Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer.He has written a theater text about the rise and fall of a famous actress.As the victim of and champion against male oppression, she quickly achieved enormous hero status.She becomes an example for other women worldwide and sets in motion a movement that can be felt in all parts of society.Until she turns out to be the perpetrator …
The Prosecutrix is a contemporary tragedy in which truth and fake truth are intertwined beyond recognition in a battle that is being waged through the media.A struggle in which imaging is more powerful and fatal than facts.
Premiere: 4 March 2020, Theater Zuidpool, Antwerpen
Actors: Sofie Decleir, Koen van Kaam, Robby Cleiren, Kenneth Cardon en Stijn Van Opstal
“Pfeijffer’s eloquent rhetoric produces an explosive merry-go-round. […] The Prosecutrix not only offers an intelligent summary of the many issues surrounding #MeToo, with its systemic criticism of patriarchy, its tension between truth and image andits research on power and manipulation. It is also extremely solid theater, with intriguing, short-tempered characters and avant-garde acting. A great general interpretation.”– De Standaard
“Pfeijffer excels as we know him in a slightly baroque language with poetic descriptions of deep human intuitions and primary feelings of lust.”– De Tijd
“A feast.The dialogues make you lick your fingers.These are words well thought out by an acclaimed author, and that shows.[…] The Prosecutrix, the modern tragedy that Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer wrote for the Zuidpool Theater, has truly become the modern classic it purported to be.”- Het Nieuwsblad