After the legendary ZTHollandia came to an end in 2005 Johan Simons and Paul Koek each went their own way. For Simons it lead to NTGent and for Koek the Veenfabriek. Today they are picking up the thread of their artistic collaboration for 'Kasimir en Karoline'.
In this popular stage play from 1932 the Hungarian-German writer Ödön von Horváth envelops his sharp social criticism in a sad love story. He himself described it as 'a ballad full of silent grief, softened with humour'. The unemployed chauffeur Kasimir and his fiancée Karoline are at the funfair. Karoline's desire for pleasure is so great that she leaves Kasimir to deal with his sadness at losing his job all alone. While she allows herself to be lured on by the industrialist Rauch and judge Speer, he ends up in the underworld. When Kasimir is breaking into a car the police suddenly appear but he manages to get away. The two lovers finally meet in a deserted car park. A creation for the Cour d'Honneur of the Festival of Avignon, in coproduction with deSingel.