With full throttle into the new season
"Does Frankfurt really need a theatre?"The Sachsenhäuser boy Alexander Beck was confronted with questions like these when he opened the theatre Alte Brücke on 01 April 2015 in the premises of a former laundry in the Kleine Brückenstraße. After the first season such questions can clearly be answered with "Yes". Beck, who travels to New York once a year to watch small and large plays on Broadway, has brought a small piece of Manhattan to the Main metropolis. And this is very well received by the audience. The first year that Beck and his team have managed without any support was almost cost-covering. For a small theatre like this one more than respectable achievement.
Whoever enters the premises of the former laundry in the popular scene district of Sachsenhausen will quickly feel at home here. The design with its many small details already shows how much love and passion Alexander Beck and his team have put into this "Off-Broadway Theater in Sachsenhausen". Now such an obvious love for the theatre and also for the audience does not automatically mean that what is offered on stage can also be convincing. But Alexander Beck does not only love theatre, he can also play really well. And he has brought on the stage comrades-in-arms who are in no way inferior. Whether DER DRECKSACK MIT DEM HUT by American dramaturge Stephen Adly Guirgis, the ensemble comedy DINGE, DIE MAN NACHTS NICHT SAGEN SOLLTE or dialect theatre such as Wolfgang Deichsel's "Loch im Kopp" were good examples of this in the first season.
In the second year, the program again offers a great versatility, with the piece SCHWESTER ROSE, also written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and translated by Alexander Beck, being one of the highlights of the new season. There will also be guest performances, revivals, children's theatre and of course the big surprise success of the first year: the Franz Fischer Revue, which takes place once a month. While the first editions were only able to attract a small audience, this musical evening of a particularly amusing kind is now an absolute cult and regularly sold out. For the second year, Franz Fischer and his "partner in crime" Nelson van Heuvel have come up with a completely new programme, in which, however, some popular classics from the last programme also reappear - true to the motto "It wasn't all bad"!
The talk show MELLI REDET MIT, a STEHGREIF-MUSICAL, travesty with Chantal Chablis, an evening with the most biting songs and lyrics by Georg Kreisler, the Christmas satire ACH DU HEILIGE… and much more is on the programme for the season until June 2017. The weekly TATORT-Public Viewing must also be included. Here even the weakest TATORT becomes an experience if you can discuss it with like-minded people or have fun. And that in the cosy ambience of the small theatre - the Sunday evening can't really end better.
An important innovation is the expansion of the management team. As support, Alexander Beck has secured the help of Sabrina Faber, who is also responsible for the children's theatre, and Jan Peter Nowak, who has become a real all-purpose weapon not only on stage but also behind the scenes. Both showed enormous commitment in the past year, which went far beyond their actual obligations and may therefore immediately call themselves assistance of the management.
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We wish not only the new management team, but all employees on and behind the stage and of course especially Alexander Beck good luck for the new season. Because in his theater a very multi-faceted selection of plays and programs is mixed with a lot of love and passion. And you should definitely support this with a visit to the Alte Brücke theatre, so that in the future a little bit of Broadway can blow through Sachsenhausen. So it's best to study the game plan right now and save your tickets:
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