In Hotel Ah!Med the youngsters of socio-artistic association Union Suspecte give their hilarious view of large holiday resorts. Or about how overripe machos and superficial blondes are thoroughly made fun of. (De Gentenaar)
COME AND SEE! Tonight in the grand reception room: CONTACT! It is going to be a mega spectacle in which your input is indispensable! You will be the star of the evening! Are you curious about your fellow holidaymaker? About who is lying on the beach beside you? Who you share the breakfast table with? Would you like to meet our prominent guests, including the master Michel Houellebecq, the one and only Gérard Blitz and the funny men of Les Bronzés? Tonight it will all be possible with CONTACT!
In Hotel Ah!Med there is German beer to wash down the couscous, there are daily workshops in which you can put on authentic traditional costume, and guided tours – yes, in Flemish – in the full-size replica of a mosque in the resort itself. An attack on the Jewish synagogue nearby throws a spanner in the works. Tumult in the holiday resort.
A year and a half ago, Union Suspecte, Nieuwpoorttheater and HETPALEIS started their search for youngsters from a variety of backgrounds and an interest in theatre. In Antwerp and in Ghent youngsters turned up for workshops, text and movement improvisations and rehearsals, resulting in a presentation of what was learned. Afterwards, the experiences and talents of the youngsters from Ghent and Antwerp were combined. This resulted in the new production Hotel Ahmed, in the tradition of the previous youth projects of Union Suspecte such as Bruine Suiker and VIVeALDI!.