This theatre piece is the winner of the Dioraphte Best of Amsterdam Fringe Award 2013. Directed by Sarah Jonker, with text by Sjoerd Meijer who also performed it, and with advice by Joris Smit and lighting Jeroen Helsloot, The Liberation of an Angry Little Man intrigued me. I went to see it at the Hangar on Thursday 3 July 20:00.
The programme says: “In the year 1879 a baby is born in Ziersdorf, a small village in the vicinity of Vienna, Austria. This child grows up to become Franz, a highly ambitious but rather unlucky tailor, table tennis player, lover and inventor.
Sjoerd Meijer tells the both tragic and comical story of Franz’ life and, while doing so, accidentally stumbles upon a few unexpected similarities between Franz and himself.
The Liberation of an Angry Little Man is a performance about great expectations, ambition, resilience and, ultimately, about the horror of failure.”