Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove adapts Hanya Yanagihara’s novel for the theatre, crafting a deeply moving performance of epic proportions.
No novel has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A Little Life by American author Hanya Yanagihara. How does one live with immense trauma and pain? How can you help someone who doesn’t want to be helped? In A Little Life, we follow four men, bound tightly together by friendship, over a period of more than thirty years.
Acclaimed director Ivo van Hove adapts Yanagihara’s novel for the theatre into a deeply moving performance of epic proportions. Dutch actor Ramsey Nasr won the Louis d’Or (Best Male Performance) for his portrayal of central character Jude.
Performed in Dutch with English supertitles
This is Van Hove at his best, theatre that leaves an ineradicable mark
The Internationaal Theater Amsterdam residency is supported by James and Morag Anderson
Based on the novel by Hanya Yanagihara
Ivo van Hove Concept & Direction
Cast includes Marieke Heebink, Maarten Heijmans, Hans Kesting, Majd Mardo, Ramsey Nasr, Bart Slegers and Steven Van Watermeulen
Co-produced by GREC Festival and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen