Sleeping Bee12+
Mother’s face is always red. It’s the exertion. Tongue between her teeth, cleaning away. Everything has to be spotless, spic and span. When she comes into my room, tears spring to her eyes.

You’re twelve years old. Your body is changing and everything seems different to you. You want lots of things, but you don’t know exactly what you want. You feel you can take on the whole world but you also feel small sometimes. You want to rush ahead at breakneck speed but your feet won’t cooperate.

Sleeping bee is a monologue for two actresses. They represent a girl just before and right in the middle of puberty, like twins destined to live together. They engage in an endearing, funny and sometimes painful mock fight. Sleeping beeis an evocative and exuberant portrayal of a young girl in search of her identity and her place in the world.

Sleeping bee is Karen Claes’s first production for a young audience. She studied at the Maastricht Toneelacademie and to date has mainly directed in the Netherlands.

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A co-production with de Claes fabriek  |  WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND DESIGNED BY Karen Claes PERFORMED BY Lotte Heijtenis & Saar Vandenberghe DRAMATURGY BY Bart Van den Eynde
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January 2007
Antwerpen
HETPALEIS 03 202 83 60
Tu16/0120:15 Première
We17/0110:00, 15:15
Th18/0110:00, 13:30
February 2007
Leuven
30CC 016 300 900
Tu06/0214:00, 20:00
Turnhout
De Warande 014 41 69 91
Th08/0213:45, 20:15
Fr09/0210:30, 13:45
Brugge
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Mo12/0214:00
Tu13/0210:00, 14:00
Roeselare
CC De Spil 051 26 57 00
Th15/0213:40
October 2007
Beveren
CC Ter Vesten 03 750 10 00
Mo08/1014:00
Tu09/1010:00, 14:00
Sint-Niklaas
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Th11/1014:00
Lommel
CC De Adelberg 011 55 35 11
Fr12/1013:45
Waregem
CC De Schakel 056 62 13 40
Tu16/1010:00, 14:00
Lokeren
CC Lokeren 09 340 50 56
We17/1010:00
Hamme
CC Jan Tervaert 052 48 09 48
Th18/1014:00
Schoten
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Fr19/1014:00, 20:00
Tielt
CC Gildhof 051 42 82 20
Mo22/1013:45
Tu23/1010:30
Brugge
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Th25/1010:30, 14:00
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Antwerpen
Rataplan 03 292 97 40
Mo29/1019:30
Tu30/1019:30
November 2007
Eeklo
CC De Herbakker 09 218 27 27
Mo05/1113:45
Deurne
CC Deurne 03 360 85 50
Tu06/1114:00
We07/1110:30
Hasselt
Th08/1113:30
Strombeek-Bever
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Tu20/1114:00
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Th22/1120:00
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