He’s been preparing for his new performance for months now. However, now, with the measures of the new corona, it all seems for nothing. Actor Jack Wouterse is totally devastated. “A punch in my stomach,” he told his media partner, Harlem 105.
Wouterse (64) was a guest on Haarlem Today. At first he still talks enthusiastically and gleefully about his new show, which can be seen this weekend in Harlem. But then suddenly the bad news shocked him.
“I feel a little nauseous about it,” he says. “You show again. Nice performance. And then you’re ready to do it. And then it’s not allowed again. For the third time already. I can’t do it anymore.”
Wouterse will perform tomorrow and Saturday at Schuur, along with the accordion duo Toeac. “It’s monologues, it’s bits of text. It takes a lot of energy to do it. But when you want to, you can’t do it. I can’t do that anymore. It’s a punch in the stomach.”
Wouterse says that because of the actions, he feels “as if he’s no one anymore”. “Aside from the financial component, because I haven’t gotten anything in a year and a half, but you’re no one. I’m a storyteller. I finally got on stage four times. I love it. And now I can’t do it again. I can’t anymore, it’s a knockout” .
The actor, known from the All Stars series, is considering stopping permanently. “I’m going to play balls out of my body tomorrow,” he concludes.
The final Corona measures will be announced by the Cabinet tomorrow evening. However, most points were leaked as usual. All non-essential shops, as well as theaters and cinemas, will likely close at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Listen below to the full interview with Wouterse from media partner Haarlem105.
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