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Friday, October 20, 2017
Shirley Valentine
Vienna’s English Theatre puts on a charming and wistful comedy, Shirley Valentine There must be something about actors talking to inanimate objects that can make an audience laugh (remember Clint Eastwood berating an empty chair during the 2012 Republican National Convention?). In British playwright Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, the heroine talks to a rock. Unfortunately, it’s a Greek rock, so...
daniel sloss
The young Scottish funnyman shocks again on his 10th solo tour, Now Charming, brutal and poignant, Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss has made a career out of uncomfortable humor: From tax rates on tampons to his Tinder history, he touches on subjects most wouldn’t even dare to think of. Currently on his 10th solo show Now, his latest skits take aim at...
building wall trump theatre
The Vienna Theatre Project takes a peek at a dystopian post-Trump world as envisioned by Robert Schenkkan An African-American woman dressed in a long black coat and a red beret is sitting in a makeshift interrogation room, with a bald man wearing baggy clothes across from her. Illuminated by bright, fluorescent lights, both of them emanate a barely visible yet...
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...
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