director: Jessica Zeylmaker
Nighthawks is an intriguing portrait of eight individuals meeting each other in a night bar. They create a world in which, from a sober setting, space is created for unfulfilled passions and desires. It's an intimate performance that makes the audience part of the craving for contact.
Nighthawks is a performance of love, lost opportunities and the quest to outweigh our human constraints. The performance is inspired by the same-name painting by Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Thalia made the performance on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this American painter. His realism, the desolate atmosphere and the self-directed characters, still speak to everyone's imagination. Nighthawks (1942) is considered an icon of twentieth century American painting.
Photos: Wim Lanser