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Vienna
Friday, January 18, 2019
Vienna Theatre Project
The Vienna Theatre Project puts on Ayad Akhtar’s The Who and the What, where logos, mythos and gender intersect Four actors and a director huddle around a table, poised over scripts with pencils in one hand and coffee in the other. There is a flush aroma, a black velvet backdrop and two relic stage lamps, braced in each corner behind. Today...
One of Britain’s most acclaimed stand-up comedians brings Funny Business to Vienna After their runaway success in bringing live, English-language comedy to the Gartenbau with the likes of Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Russel Brand and Eddie Izzard, Stand Up, Vienna! now brings another star entertainer to town: With a persona that combines a characteristic laugh, posh accent, impeccable suits and...
Dark and funny, this European premiere is set in a remote mobile home in the Rocky Mountains, where the poet and former alcoholic Ulysses lives a secluded life. Trying to finish his magnum opus before he succumbs to cancer, his self-imposed exile is ended by the sudden appearance of his ex-wife Emma, who walked out on him with their...
Christmas Carol
The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future descend upon Vienna with the Open House Theatre Now in its 32nd consecutive year since it was performed in Vienna by the International Theatre in 1984, the annual staging of A Chrismas Carol by Vienna’s English-language theatre company Open House Theatre (OHT) is a cherished holiday tradition, nearly as venerable as the...
margaret cho vienna
Blunt and fearless, Margaret Cho is a real groundbreaker in her field of comedy, getting a rise from audiences since exploding on stage in the early 1990s. Tirelessly taking on controversial subjects with scathing observations has become her trademark, as well as criticizing current affairs. Recently named one of the 50 best stand-up comedians by Rolling Stone magazine, she has...
white rabbit red rabbit vienna
Nassim Soleimanpour has traveled the world without leaving his native Iran. Vienna’s Spektakel theater reserved a first row seat for the playwright, but it was empty during the performance of his maiden experimental play, White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Yet Soleimanpour was there. To solve this riddle, it helps to know that during the first two years of the play’s worldwide...
robert schenkkan
The Vienna Theatre Project brings Robert Shenkkan’s Building The Wall to life in an atmospheric premiere The air was hot and thick during the European premiere of Building the Wall at Theater Drachengasse, intensifying a sense of foreboding. Written by award-winning playwright Robert Shenkkan (who had flown in from L.A. for the occasion) and directed by Joanna Godwin-Seidl, the Vienna Theatre...
Medea
Grillparzer’s take on the classic Greek tragedy gets a modern revamp Austria’s famous playwright Franz Grillparzer’s third and final installation of the Golden Fleece trilogy, Medea reinterprets the conclusion of the ancient Greek saga of the Argonauts as a timeless tale of revenge, vindictiveness, jealousy and exile. Picking up some time after Jason returns triumphant with the golden fleece, the hero,...
kathy griffin
Did you miss Kathy Griffin while she was in Vienna? Kathy Griffin talked to Metropole about what happened after she released her Trump photo, her tour and what she’s looking forward to visiting Vienna for the first time. And let’s face it, she actually interviewed us What can fans expect from, “Laugh your head off”? I’m going to start the show...
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