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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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...
Yasmina Reza
In Yasmina Reza’s Art, three friends are at odds as their dynamic shifts. What binds people together? Long-term friendships are often taken for granted, so when a 15-year-old connection between three brothers in arms unravels, the effect can be devastating. But what could so abruptly threaten the deep bonds between rational, intelligent adults? Yasmina Reza, a celebrated Parisian playwright, places...
wait until dark vienna
Home invasions and darkness are two of our most primal fears – and excellent ingredients for a great thriller, as Frederick Knott succinctly proves in his play Wait Until Dark. Famously adapted for the screen in 1967 with Audrey Hepburn, the plot is fast-paced (and somewhat convoluted), culminating in criminals Mike (Chris Polick) and Croker (Simon Lloyd) intimidating blind housewife...
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...
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...
Kathy Griffin
The celebrated comic tells her side of the “decapitating Trump” affair Known for snarky observational humor and a focus on celebrities and their stereotypical lifestyles, Kathy Griffin is one of America’s most visible funny people, gaining recognition for her stand-up work and specials with HBO as well as her appearances on television, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ER, and...
philipp oberlohr
Baffling and bewildering, illusionist Philipp Oberlohr knows everything about you As I walked through the 16th district, I suddenly got a queasy feeling. I was on my way to The Game, a performance by illusionist Philipp Oberlohr, but, inexplicably, something felt off. I walked up a narrow staircase to the first floor of an ominous abandoned warehouse, and reached an...
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