EVERYBODY HAPPY is a not necessarily happy performance about happiness and optimism.
With radiating shoulder-patting joy our optimistic fellow man swears by the power of positive thinking.
He signs his emails with smiley faces and mumbles platitudes about overcoming misfortune. He draws strength from reading bestsellers with a 10 step plan for blissfulness or a ladder to heaven and thinks of life, in spite of a few imperfections, as being perfect as can be.
He counts himself lucky and talks about his lucky stars countlessly. He has complete confidence in a good outcome: a happy end.
What does happiness look like? What are the side effects of this indestructible urge to be happy?
Is optimism inherent to happiness? Or maybe optimism is an aggressive form of shallowness?
Motivated by jealousy, awe and a little suspicion Kassys will try to reveal the secret behind the satisfied and happy person.
concept & director: Liesbeth Gritter
coordination & dramaturgy: Mette van der Sijs
actors: Eshter Snelder, Willemijn Zevenhuijzen, Harm van Geel and Daniel van den Broeke
technique & camera: Klaas Paradies
production manager: Janneke den Engelsen
costumes: Aukje Koelstra
publicity: Barbara Asselbergs en Herrie/ Margo van der Valk
Unfortunately our performance about happiness EVERYBODY HAPPY did not succeed.
We performed EVERYBODY HAPPY in Amsterdam (try outs), Rotterdam, Amersfoort, Goes and Den Haag.
Because the performance did not work and wasn’t good enough we decided to cancel the rest of the tour.
The performance has been replace , wherever possible, with either KOMMER (2003), LIGA (2006) or GOOD COP BAD COP (2007).