The Broken Circle Breakdown

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys!

Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels are Monroe and Alabama.
When they loose the dearest they have, they each react differently. Where one looses himself in temper, the other one searches for consolation and for a way out. ‘Grief, you don’t have that when it’s so big. Grief is what you are then.

Alabama’s body is full of tattoos. The names of all the guys she has slept with. She has them covered up to hide them. She only has kept the name on her breast, closest to her heart…



text & direction Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, inspired by Richard Dawkins and Dan Dennett
with Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, & Nils De Caster / Dirk Naessens, Pol Depoorter / Hans Van Oost, Patrick Riguelle / Laurens Joensen and Mario Vermandel
technique Koen Demeyere
set design and light Timme Afschrift
costumes Marijke Pinoy

productions Compagnie Cecilia i.c.w. MiramirO – Internationaal Straattheater festival (Gent)