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the horizontal elevator

'De Kortste Eeuw' ('The Shortest Century'), Orkater's current music theatre piece, is in their own words "a big, allegorical and absurd location-based show in Amsterdam with an apocalyptic theme and much and many-colored music."

The story: some people at a New Year's Eve party on the top floor of a skyscraper get stuck in a flood of Biblical proportions. With the water, tensions rise... They sing, quarrel and reveal their fears... Things get out of hand, somebody gets shot... They await the end... And then the allegorical elevator repair man appears...

The coolest thing is the horizontal elevator (Problem: how to put an elevator on a stage? Solution: make it horizontal. Brilliant!) -- but that gets stuck after the first scene.

Not my kind of apocalypse, even with the big band.


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