A playful look behind the curtains of a friendship filled with ups and downs, The Chance To Find Yourself is born from the sincere curiosity of two actors to understand each other better. Benno Steinegger and Jovial Mbenga come from two different cultural and economical backgrounds: Italy and Congo. Today, both of them are living and working in Bruxelles. The project started out as a theatrical adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, but it has soon become a show about the encounter of two people, their differences and similarities. The two artists confront themselves with their boundaries and all that they don’t know, unveiling the hidden discriminatory behaviour and the (un)conscious thoughts that influence their ordinary life.
How close can we really get to the other? What role does our perception play in all this? Steinegger and Mbenga deal with these questions with bold humour and abstract imagination.