Well Made Productions

The Story of Travis


The Story of Travis is a new play inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 Broadway classic A Raisin in the Sun. It deals with the importance of having a dream, making your voice heard in a world that wasn’t built with you in mind, and finding a home. Moving from poetic monologues to recognisable family situations and spiritual dialogues, the show raises questions on the burden of the Black dream and what it’s like to be sent out into the world as your family’s only hope.

As a teenager, American-born Travis (played by Ruurt de Maesschalck) leaves his native Chicago to lead a nomadic life. He reaches the Netherlands where he falls in love, starts a family and builds a new life for himself. Then at 78, Travis embarks on one last big trip and returns to Chicago. Standing at his family grave he looks back upon his life. Bringing back memories from the past and rekindling conversations with his relatives, Travis prepares for his passage to the hereafter.


Ruurt de Maesschalck as Travis sr
Joy Wielkens as Sis / Lynn
Howard Komproe as Pa (Father)
Jetty Mathurin as Momma
Ritzah Statia as Ma 
Yamill Jones as Travis jr / Granpa
Dionne Verwey as Writer
Jennifer Muntslag as Nola


Well Made Productions & Theater Rotterdam
Tekst: Esther Duysker 
Direction: Romana Vrede 
Dramaturgy: Karim Ameur 
Choreography: Alida Dors & Nicole Geertruida 
Decor & Light design: Niek Kortekaas & Axel Dikkers
Sound design Ata Güner 
Costumes: Erik Bosman & Sandro Lima

TOUR 2023

Rotterdam, TR Schouwburg 7 t/m 12 maart – Tickets

Zwolle, Schouwburg Odeon 14 maart – Tickets

Leeuwarden, Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie 17 maart – Tickets

Almere, Kunstlinie 19 maart – Tickets

Den Haag, Koninklijke Schouwburg 21 t/m 23 maart – Tickets

Amsterdam, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam 25 & 26 maart – Tickets

Gouda, De Goudse Schouwburg 31 maart – Tickets

Dordrecht, Schouwburg Kunstmin 1 april – Tickets

Utrecht, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht 3 & 4 april – Tickets

Amsterdam, Theater de Meervaart  5 april – Tickets

Tilburg, Theaters Tilburg 8 & 9 april – Tickets

Deventer, Deventer Schouwburg 12 april – Tickets

Groningen, Stadsschouwburg Groningen 13 april – Tickets

Haarlem, Stadsschouwburg Haarlem 15 & 16 april – Tickets

Eindhoven, Parktheater 18 april – Tickets

Rotterdam, TR Schouwburg 21t/m 23 april – Tickets

Photo: Creative crew © Cye Wong-Loi-Sing / Brand New Guys

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