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Vienna
Sunday, September 24, 2017
john waters show performance
Cinematic legend John Waters continues his crusade against the tyranny of good taste Since his seminal releases in the 1970s, John Waters has amassed a litany of dubious monikers: The Pope of Trash, The Sultan of Smut, The Prince of Puke. Such epithets would push most artists into an early retirement, but the producer and director of the cult movie...
buskers festival karlsplatz vienna
The Buskers Festival enlivens Karlsplatz with world-class performers Since time immemorial, humanity has been fascinated with unusual feats of derring- do, turning to jugglers, jesters, jackanapes and troubadours for amusement. Their modern successors, street artists, continue their legacy on the high streets, giving relief from the daily pendeln (commute) and this month, some of the very best will assemble in...
Schloss Grafenegg
Summer concerts in the park don’t get any better than this. One of the joys of working in Vienna is leaving the office early on a Friday afternoon – except when everyone else has the same idea. Packed onto the sweltering platform at Spittelau amongst sweaty, grumbling office workers, I found myself begging for the air-conditioned train’s arrival to take...
Impulstanz
At ImPulsTanz, the floor can be yours. At Vienna's festival for contemporary dance, watch productions from all over the world or take a chance to perfect your pirouette at one of its workshops. Contemporary dance for many is still considered a peripheral art, marginalized for its ambiguity and intangibility of form. Yet peering inside reveals a world bursting with intrigue, and furthermore, inviting you...
Twelfth night
The Bard’s illustrious comedy of errors makes landfall in Vienna. With lust, jealousy, deception, inebriation and greed all tied up in a convoluted yet charming love story, Shakespeare’s beloved farce Twelfth Night certainly lives up to its alternate title What You Will. Leaving no human vice untapped, TNT Britain and the American Drama Group Europe make a stop on their...
nathan with strings
Nikolaus Habjan shines a light on religious fundamentalism in Nathan der Weise. With refugees reaching Europe in record numbers, it often seems that the humanistic approach is under fire. Yet strife in the Middle East and pleas for tolerance are as old as the hills, as the Volkstheater’s adaption of the classic Nathan der Weise (Nathan the Wise) shows. Written...
Wiener festwochen
The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the tone Being voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Every metropolis has its charms – a heady mix of unique tastes and memorable experiences. Living up to such an accolade isn’t easy. What sets Vienna apart is the sheer number of world-class events, many of them offered for...
jenny simanowitz
Be prepared to laugh along at her one-woman show. Remaining upbeat in the face of hardship, cruelty and prejudice is a tough act; Jenny Simanowitz, however, does just that in her latest show Who’s Afraid of the Jewish Mother?, not only laughing in the face of life’s inhumanities but composing songs about it. A Jewish mother herself, the South ­African born...
Outside Mullingar
Love's Labor's Not Lost: Outside Mullingar is somewhat mired in its continental premiere.  A poetic riff on loneliness, self-abnegation and love, John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar bristles with rural Irish eccentricity and romance. But then Shanley is an old pro, with both a Pulitzer and a Tony to his name for Doubt (2004) and an Oscar for Moonstruck (1987). In...
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