Canopy Theater Stichting – Musicals, Theater Workshops

Theater Bites! in archive (OLD)

It was a varied evening of 10-minute plays and scenes in English and Dutch!

Join us for a lively evening of drama, laughter, poetry and hope.

Hamlet and the grave diggers (presented in Dutch)

By William Shakespeare

            Grave digger: Anne Heijnen

            Grave digger: Alex Baum

            Hamlet: Chris Hardeveld

Direction and adaption: Annebel Venmans

Meet Hamlet briefly? You can! After a journey, he returns to the palace and meets two gravediggers there. They dig a grave for a young woman and tell a hundred stories about life and death. Humor with a serious undertone, Shakespeare can do that!

   As Angels Watch

By Jim MacNerland

            Mary: Angelica Andersson

            Joe: Aaron Wan

         Victoria: Delphine Ural

      enjamin: Alex Baum

Directed by Lydia Muijen

‘As Angels Watch’ was originally presented in Los Angeles. What seems to be a nice evening out for Joe and Mary slowly turns into something unexpected as Victoria and Benjamin share some of the medical information they are privy to. When it comes to life and responsibilities, things are hardly ever black and white or for that matter, good or bad.

 Poetry Bites (presented in Dutch)

            Nelly Versteeg: presentor

            Anne Heijnen: presentor

            Maarten Klomp: double bass

Director: Lydia Muijen

Sure Thing

By David Ives

          Betty: Vasiliki Votsika

  Bill: Diego Best

Directed by Amr Maged

 Get ready for a bunch of word play, odd paradoxes and romantic complications! In this magical comedy set whatever is said might be revoked, whatever is done could be reversed and no one really knows what is going on as Bill meets Betty. (‘Sure Thing’ was first presented at Manhattan Punch Line Theatre, New York City, in February 1988).

 The Jewish Wife (presented in Dutch)

By Bertolt Brecht

            Judith: Frieda Jacobowitz

            Frits: Bobby Brown

Direction and adaptation: Annebel Venmans

 In 1935 , Germany was confronted with the Nuremberg Race Laws. We know which  population these  laws were primarily aimed at, with  the  aim  of  exclusion and  destruction.  Bertolt  Brecht  described  the consequences that this had for a “ mixed marriage” in a poignant way .


Front of house: Nina Cohen, Billy Mann

Light & Sound: Oscar Ramspek

Assistance light & sound: Julien James

Poster/flyer design: André van Naarden

Photography: Pete Saunders

Stage Management: Willem Gerritssen

Assistance Stage Management: Jasmin Kulbatzki, Elias Ward

Coordinators: Frieda Jacobowitz & Amr Maged

 Many thanks to:

  • Employees and volunteers from the Willem de Zwijgerkerk
  • Gerrit Visser, Amr Maged, Frans Schouwenaar