The 4th New People Theater Festival will be held in Moscow from October 15 to 23. Its program combines innovative experimental formats of contemporary theater. The festival will also take place in Kaluga and Obninsk.
As usual, the New People program is divided into three blocks: performances for adults, plays for young audiences, and family plays, which are geared to teenagers but are also interesting to the older generation. Moscow audiences will enjoy the poetic play Cloud in Hip-Hop Pants by the Mirny Theater, which is based on the poems of Mayakovsky, Maria Chesnokova’s solo performance And Do Fish Sleep? by Yekaterinburg Theater Zheltiy Kvadrat, based on a play by contemporary German playwright Jens Raschke about growing up, overcoming a grievous loss, and finding oneself, and the production My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree by Voronezh’s Novy Theater, a moving and funny story about family, loyalty, and loneliness. In addition, one of the best puppet theaters in Russia – St. Petersburg’s Karlsson Haus – will present The Little Match Girl, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, and Theater Project 27 will perform Writing about Jobs, a play for teenagers about the incredible life of the founder of Apple. The performance schedule is available on the festival website.
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