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I read somewhere that people can get used to anything and that habit is the strongest power in our lives. I don't believe it.
It's only an excuse not to have to think about our fellow man's suffering, not to have to think about our own suffering.
It's true that a human being can take a lot, not from habit, but because a feeble spark endures inside him, which he secretly hopes will help him one day to cast aside habit.
The fact that most people never are able to, due to weakness or cowardice, does not detract from that hope.
Or could there be two kinds of people, those who can get used to things and those who can't?

(taken from 'We murder Stella' by Marlen Haushofer)

Having graduated from the Studio Herman Teirlinck in 2000, Natali Broods is no stranger to the STAN public. In 2001 she made and acted in her first production of Les Antigones / 2 Antigone . This was followed by Drie zusters (Three Sisters, 2002), Poquelin (2003) and De Eenzame Weg (The Lonely Way, 2007). In 2002 she also made Salut les filles! with Tine Embrechts, under the auspices of STAN.

tg STAN speelt "Het was zonder twijfel een ongeluk"

Sometimes you can't help wondering if staging a monologue really adds anything to the written text. But not so with Het was zonder twijfel een ongeluk (It must have been an accident), Natali Broods' first solo piece. After this interpretation it is hard to imagine that Marlen Haushofer's original short story Wij doden Stella (We murder Stella) can be equally ambiguous. You rarely see so many sides of women on stage. But the production's greatest merit is that Broods allows us to see her. Rather than showing a failed mother, she insists that women (and men) can take greater responsibility for themselves. They can step out of the wings. 
Lecture on keeping a secret , De Morgen, Wouter Hillaert, 03/10/07 

Those who go and see the monologue Het was zonder twijfel een ongeluk (It must have been an accident) are given plot and denouement up front; this is because the play is more concerned with the underlying emotions than with the plot.
How guilty are we if we look on passively? Broods plays the part of the wife struggling with remorse after the 'accident', and yet she still allows life to take its course. Resigned, she watches a chick in the linden tree cheeping in vain for its mother. Even now she won't intervene. She stands there and looks on. Broods relates the story with equally neutral detachment, the words tripping off her tongue. She is indifferent, resigned. The punctuations are not in the script, but lie with the bizarre changes of light and disquieting choreographies. When her character is unable to express her feelings, Broods gives free rein to her own emotions in movement, slipping below the calm water where it moves in eddies.
The inside is turned outside. Not that it is to any avail: the woman is still blocked at the end of the play and Broods is wedged between the two sofas on the stage. The chick has gone from the tree, probably dead. It must have been an accident.
Is silence really golden? , Knack, Liv Laveyne, 10/10/07

 
after the novel 'We murder Stella' by Marlen Haushofer
a performance by and with Natali Broods

with the participation of Jolente De Keersmaeker and Sara De Roo
choreography Charlotte Vanden Eynde

costumes An D'Huys
light and set tg STAN
translation Daan Cartens

production tg STAN

premiere 27 September 2007, Monty, Antwerp