Boris van der Ham is one of the lead roles in the new play, Beneatha’s Place of production house Well Made Productions. The other five actors are Jetty Mathurin, Fockeline Ouwerkerk, Frank Black, Joy Wielkens and Mandela Wee Wee, made the company Friday known.
Beneatha’s Place is the second part in a triptych of black identity in a white world. The previous production, A Raisin in the Sun, was very favorably received. In the second part, the family is Younger, moves daughter, Beneatha from the USA to Nigeria. When the struggle for independence dramatic consequences for her husband and her child, she is forced to place her in the world again. Fifty years later, she returns to the fateful spot.
For the trilogy was Well Made Productions with the prestigious Incentive prize of the amsterdam art prize for the Arts. The premiere of Beneatha’s Place on 3 may in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. Then this is the piece to mid-June in Tilburg, Utrecht, Den Haag, Deventer, Hoorn, Rotterdam, Groningen, Leeuwarden and Haarlem.
Boris van der Ham is known primarily as a Member of parliament for D66. He did this from 2002 to 2012. Recently, he picked up his old love of acting; he played in the musical Ciske de Rat.