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Friday, April 27, 2018
gutmenschen
Austria’s current political situation is scathingly portrayed in Gutmenschen.Tragedy need not be spectacular; sometimes all it takes to tear a life apart is a single letter. Gutmenschen, a new play by the Volkstheater ensemble and the Israeli born, award-winning director Yael Ronen, illustrates that with great humor and yet still manages to touch. Named after a derogatory German term...
superhumans
Time-traveling master racists demonstrate The Horror of the Ordinary in this anarchic theater projectKeeping it surreal since 1997, the performance collective Showcase Beat Le Mot continues to defy the conventions of dramaturgy with a new project featuring time-traveling Nazis, a foam machine, radiation suits and multicolored strobes. Although they might look a bit like your mate’s dad – the...
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...
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...
Aeschylus
The Burgtheater surtitles Aeschylus’ trilogy in English.With matricide, murder, revenge, adultery and deceit, Aeschylus’ trilogy the Oresteia covers the final chapter of mythology’s most accursed family, the house of Atreus. One of the most recognizable Greek tragedies (and the only surviving trilogy), this surreal and vivid version is brought to the stage by director Antú Romero Nunes, winner of...
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s noted TV drama is adapted to the stage.Exploring morality in a world where God is dead and ideologies are non-existent or minimal, the Dekalog series by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski (The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colors Trilogy) retains relevance long after its release in the late 1980s, a stark commentary on mankind’s inability to follow its...
For this Vienna-based improvisation group, there is no such thing as mistakes Starting as a reading group in 1997 and moving progressively towards all-improvised performances since, the English Lovers bring their frenetic, light-hearted energy to three different formats, promising a unique show every time: Their regular Late Night Theatre Jam depends heavily on mood and audience interaction; Their big show...
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...
der menschenfeind
The archetypal angry middle-aged male splutters to life in Molière’s Der Menschenfeind (The Misanthrope)Our current love affair with the instant gratification of insults cannot be blamed solely on an unfiltered social media culture. Misanthropy – hating humanity – has been a comic staple for centuries, most notably in the character Alceste, the self-righteous foil of Molière’s Le Misanthrope, and...
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