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    Episode 31: De vier Pelikanen Leeuwarden

    First aired: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at 17.32 hours

    In Leeuwarden four pelicans look out over their surroundings, on the roof of a national monument. Toneelmeesters visits the smalles art-nouveau theatre of Europe.

    De vier Pelikanen is 'magical monumental' on the inside and outside. The theatre's name is derived from the statue made by Joseph Mendes da Costa, which stands on the roof. The pelican symbolises insurance, because she even feeds her offspring her own blood, if needed. This symbol gives away the original function of the building: an insurance office. Since 2013 it's being used for small scale theatre performances, organised by De vier Pelikanen foundation. However, the property is for sale now, will this be the end of this unique theatre? Arno van der Heyden talks about it and gets a tour by director and chairperson of the foundation, Jan-Dirk Ravesteijn.

    Website: www.devierpelikanen.nl
    Facebook: Stichting Kleintheater De vier Pelikanen
    Twitter: @DevierPelikanen

    About this program:

    Toneelmeesters is a program about one of many theaters in the north of our country. Dramatist Arno van der Heyden will look for all sorts of facts and the best performance . In Toneelmeesters we get a look behind the scenes at both large well-known theaters and small venues unknown.

    Franeker to Stadskanaal, each theater has its own story, identity and perspective on diversity of performing arts. From programmer to light engineer and from horizon to Copper Kees. Arno will take you behind the scenes and goes in search of the true masters of the stage. What wonderful performances this season are on the shelves and of works which we can really miss anything.

    Toneelmeesters, every Wednesday from 17.00 hour