#55 ALL NEW PEOPLE

ZACH BRAFF
In English

[EN] Playwright Zach Braff is best known for his role as Dr. John Dorian in the television series Scrubs, as a writer and director of indie works however, he has gained a cult following over the years and in 2011, he wrote his first and so far only play: All New People. This morbidly funny play is about the trendy new existential condition of being young and doing ok. The play is about that generation of thirty-somethings that seem to do perfectly all right in their lives but don’t: the generation Y that has to invent their “mal de vivre” in order to feel real. Adorable and miserable are sometimes just too close for comfort.

It is the dead of winter, and the summer vacation getaway of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, is desolate and blanketed in snow. Charlie is 35, disillusioned and suicidal, and needs some time away from the rest of the world. The island ghost-town seems to be the perfect escape and certainly the perfect spot to say “Goodbye, cruel world”. He is having a last cigarette, when his exit is rudely interrupted by the flustered appearance of Emma, an overexcited and drug-loving young Englishwoman, who is survival-jobbing as an estate agent. And she will not be the last uninvited guest. A motley parade of misfits show up and change the grumpy and moody suicide candidate’s plans: a hired beauty, the town fireman (also acting as the bourgeois’ drug dealer during the summer months) and the eccentric Brit desperately trying to stay in the country. The most un-related people find themselves thrown together in a beach house (that belongs to none of them) where the mood is anything but sunny…

All New People is first and foremost an upbeat comedy, a piece of pure entertainment. On a second level though, it plays sensitively with the ridiculousness and meaninglessness of this generation’s existence and thus manages to touch that simple sensibility of everyday life.

The discovery of those everyday people, and what their REAL story is, in contrast to the characters they pretend to be, is what makes this play intriguing and challenging. It’s a pure, fun, yet sensitive character play that shows, despite all of its very theatrical coincidences, a genuineness in dealing with those seemingly meaningless struggles of generation Y that might just be a desperate struggle to fill a blank.

» [Zach Braff] scores with All New People, a morbidly funny play about the trendy new existential condition of being young, adorable, and miserable. Variety

» Consistently and sometimes sensationally funny... [Braff] invests this angst-fuelled comedy with a perky sensibility. New York Times

[DE] » Obwohl es um Selbstmord und Aussichtlosigkeit geht, darf sich das Publikum aber auch auf viele Lacher gefasst machen. Dies ist auch das Verdienst der talentierten Schauspieler, die in ihren herrlich absurden Rollen richtig aufgehen. Monica Camposeo, Tageblatt

» Mit All New People zeigt [Anne Simon] nicht nur ein ausgeprägtes Textverständnis, sondern zudem eine ausgesprochene, inszenatorische Reife. Vesna Andonovic, Luxemburger Wort

» Diese wahnwitzigen Gegenentwürfe von Sein und Schein einer Generation, die nach mehr greifen möchte, als sie greifen kann, zugleich aber auch zur Hysterie einer Drama-Queen neigt, setzen fünf Darsteller mit intensiver Spielfreude in Szene. […] Die Produktion […] ist ein voller Erfolg, weil schlagfertig, spritzig und dabei immer psychologisch vertieft. All New People beeindruckt schwer. Claude Reiles, D’Lëtzebuerger Land

[FR]
»  Ce mal de vivre est bien incarné par un casting international avec une belle prestation de Jules Werner dans le rôle d’un pompier américain brut de décoffrage, mais qui renferme une sensibilité et une fêlure. […] Une belle introspection pour les „Y“ et les adultes en devenir […]. Audrey Somnard, Le Quotidien
[DIS]

With
Isaac Bush, Larisa Faber, Jules Werner, Daron Yates, Gintare Parulyte

Director Anne Simon
Set & Costume design Design Anouk Schiltz

Set built in the workshops of the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Production Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

“All New People” was first presented on stage in the West End of London by Ambassador Theatre Group.

Premiere at the Théâtre des Capucins on the 14th of April 2016

Jeudi 14 AVRIL 2016 à 20h00 (tickets)
 Lundi 18 AVRIL 2016 à 20h00 (tickets)
Mardi 19 AVRIL 2016 à 20h00 (tickets)
Mercredi 20 AVRIL 2016 à 20h00 (tickets)

DURÉE environ 1h40

Adultes 20 €, 15 €, 8 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu

Lieu: Théâtre des Capucins

Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert at 7.30pm before every performance (in English)

[TICKETS]2016-04-14 20:00:00 19808+2016-04-18 20:00:00 19809+2016-04-19 20:00:00 21490+2016-04-20 20:00:00 19810