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Elf minuten/Eleven Minutes

NNT (has been renamed to NITE)

March 12, 2010 - June 12, 2011

2 hours

Tour in The Netherlands and Belgium. Theatre secection on theatre festival.

Novelist Paulo Coelho based his book on the experiences of a young Brazilian prostitute called Maria, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a young age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer…..”. When a chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, she dreams of finding fame and fortune yet ends up working as a prostitute.



NRC Handelsblad

"Aan het eind van een voorstelling vol regievondsten weet Mafaalani ook nog eens zonder enig vals pathos deze ontknoping over het voetlicht te brengen. Verbluffend. En de gêne blijft." Raymond van den Boogaard

March 1, 2010


"Elf Minuten krijgt je na een tijdje in de greep, om niet meer los te laten." Karin Veraart

March 6, 2010

Selected in 2010 for theatrefestival

"One of the best perfomances of the year 2010.

September 5, 2010


Isabel Mercedes, Esmee Dirks, Rory de Groot, Joke Tjalsma, Malou Gorter, Peter Vandemeulebroeke, Daniela Bernoulli, Maartje van de Wetering, Danielle van de Ven, Klára Alexová


Paulo Coelho


Ola Mafaalani


Andre Joosten


Johanna Trudzinski


Robert van der Tol


Ko van den Bosch


Noraly Beyer, Ria Rottier, Ola Mafaalani

Selection of Nederlands Theaterfestival 2010 as one of the best performances of the year.

As Maria drifts further away from love, she develops a fascination with sex.


But when she meets the young painter she finds she must choose between pursuing a dark path of sexual pleasure for its own sake, or risking everything for the possibility of sacred sex; sex in the context of love.



Eleven minutes also outside the theatre on the main square:

5 actors leave stage en sit behind the windows in the square to show some parts of the performance to everyone who passes by. The main square becomes a ‘pleasure house’.

Maritska is a heroine prostitute. The actres tells a real story during this play. After the applause Martitska stays bowing. Her despair and joy is winsome every night. People kept sometimes voor an hour after the performance watching her touched while the technician cleaned the stage.

Paulo Coelho de Souza (born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. His novel The Alchemist has been translated into 80 languages.[2] Coelho has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author.


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