German translation by Christine Bais
Dutch author Rik van den Bos tells the story of young veteran Birke, who returns from a desert NATO deployment traumatised and injured. He receives a visit from Bouwman, the father of a comrade who died next to him during a bomb blast. A play about wartime experiences and the extent to which we can even relate to war, about guilt and responsibility, memory and trauma.
'Idling' ('Leerlauf') "Leerlauf" was commissioned by Ro Theatre Rotterdam and is based upon conversations with Herman Gilis and Gijs Naber.
World premiere October 27, 2013