Moonrise Kingdom

‘Moonrise Kingdom’, directed by Jolijn Wendel, was supposed to play on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April. Unfortunately due to circumstances relating to COVID-19, the performance has been cancelled.

Studenten Toneelvereniging Amsterdam (STA!) performs ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

 Twelve students perform the play ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, directed by Jolijn Wendel. The coming-age-play is performed by STA!’s English theatre group. Based on the American movie by Wes Anderson, it tells the story of two young lovers who run away into the wilderness and get to know each other, themselves and teenage life. On 1,2 and 3 April ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ will be performed in the CREA theatre in Amsterdam.

On an island in New England, 12-year-old orphan Sam is attending Camp Ivanhoe, a Khaki Scout camp. Suzy, also 12, lives on the same island with her parents Walt and Laura, both lawyers, and her three younger brothers. Sam doesn’t feel at home at the scout camp and Suzy feels she doesn’t fit in with her family. Sam and Suzy meet when Suzy is performing in a church play Sam is watching with his scout troop. They become pen pals from that day on and plan to run away together.

While the whole community -Sam’s scout troop, Suzy’s family, the police- starts searching for the two, we see the adults struggle with love, embarrassment, pride, uncertainty, awkwardness while the teenagers make clear decisions.

Director: Jolijn Wendel

Actors:  Abel Levie, Anila Kramer, Ann Sophie Honikel, Barbara Brocades Zaalberg, Elias Nunn, Isa van Rijn, Izzy Ekua Thompson, Janne Rood, Jelle Hannema, Kirana Baeumer Motha, Maria van Egmond and Moumita Sen

Promotion: Ruby de Nijs

Dates: 31 March, 1, 2 April, 20.00

Location: CREA Theatre (Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018WV Amsterdam)

Admission fees: STA!-member €4,50 | Student €7,50 | Regular €10,50

STA! produces 12 plays every year. Further information about STA!, its’ plays and its’ society can be found at


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