Mission

[Wiener Festwochen.]

Mission is a play written by David Van Reybrouck, directed by Raven Ruëll and starring Bruno Vanden Broecke.

Plot:
Bruno Vanden Broecke plays an old missionary who has spent the past 50 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On one of his rare home leaves, he gives a talk about his work and his life and his belief. It’s that talk that we see.

Mission is amazing. Bruno Vanden Broecke’s performance and David Van Reybrouck’s text make for an explosive mixture and Raven Ruëll knows that he best let the audience focus entirely on these two things. The result is an intelligent, complex discussion of a difficult topic that is above all engaging.

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