The fish rots from the head down in the Volkstheater’s compelling Don Karlos. With enlightenment-era ideals under fire, it seems timely to remind ourselves of the hypocrisy of power. Fortunately, the Volkstheater gives an insightfu...
Rebirth of a Diva After success in London, The Bodyguard settles into its new home at the Ronacher Singers die, but their songs live on. At least, that’s the reasoning behind Bodyguard – the Musical, a stage adaptation of the 1992 movie of the sa...
On Halloween, Jesse Inman’s Smallest Theatre in the World #3 defies the rules of sanity and theater The dark courtyard of the Sigmund Freud Museum is deadly quiet at 22:00 – hardly the place you’d expect to enjoy some experimental theater. Yet here ...
The Clown updates the classic ghost train inside the world’s oldest theme park There is something deeply unsettling about a clown that’s not putting smiles on children’s faces. This specific one, which just appeared on the display of my oculus r...
The Impulstanz festival sweeps you off your feet with the best of choreography’s past, present and future When you add a pinch of ballet, a drop of jazz, a dash of creative freedom and ably dismantle the linear principals of classicism, a new spir...
Long Day's Journey into Night
Family relations are tested to the breaking point in the Burgtheater’s rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey into Night A house divided cannot stand. That much is clear from the Burgtheater’s surtitled production of Eugene O’Neill’s E...
English Mondays
English Mondays at the Schauspielhaus are a mad scientist’s laboratory of experimental theater. An effective antidote to theatrical ennui, the anarchic, absurd and anglophone English Mondays are experimental theater with a subversive smile, show...
vienna theatre project guards at the taj
The Vienna Theatre Project production explores the limits of friendship in a witty and intimate performance. When low-rank Imperial Guard Humayun carefully but eagerly turns around at the crack of dawn to see the Taj Mahal for the the first time...
This year’s Wiener Festwochen deliver soothing magic for a world on the edge of a nervous breakdown. What compels some of us to seek out provocative live entertainment, while others prefer a couch potato streaming binge? What do we gain from ven...
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