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Sunday, February 17, 2019
This romantic comedy of beginnings and endings challenges believability Debuting on the continent after selling out its initial run at the Hampstead Theatre in 2013, this contemporary play by first-time playwright Peter Souter seeks to bring 21st century romance to the stage. The initial premise is good: illustrating the beginning and end of a relationship by showing a couple move...
The Wiener Festwochen bring the bleeding edge in theater by Michael Bernstein & Dardis McNamee   Vienna is a city of theaters – there are 104 active stages for drama, music theater and cabaret currently listed on the city’s website, not counting the opera houses and concert halls. It’s a centuries long love affair, ever since the Jesuits first staged morality plays...
shen yun
Shen Yun: choreography, artistry, dance and color share the stage in this touring Chinese production Highly acrobatic, Shen Yun performs classic Chinese legends through dance and music, delighting audiences with scenes from ancient epics like Mulan, Journey to the West, Romance of the Three Kingdoms or Outlaws of the Marsh. Created by exiled Chinese Falun Gong practitioners in New York,...
The .EVOLve Theater company delves into the love that binds Ms. Barbara Wolfram glides into Café ­Goldegg, a stone’s throw from Belvedere Palace. No jewelry or make up. Nothing fancy. She takes a moment. Gently spoken, she begins. We sit, mindful of our comfort and privilege. Something the .EVOLve Theater Company, which she co-founded and directs, does not take for granted. ...
Twelfth Night
Vienna’s English Theatre presents Twelfth Nights in an uneven yet endearing version As the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death draws to a close, his inexplicable absence has been noted at Vienna’s English Theatre (VET). Yet all’s well that ends well: Straight from the Midsummer Scene Festival in Dubrovnik, director Helen Tennison brings the Bard’s  popular comedy Twelfth Night to the...
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...
schikaneder
The Raimund Theater sets the stage for Emanuel Schikaneder, legendary writer of The Magic Flute Every year, the day after the famed Opera Ball sweeps through the hallowed halls of the Staatsoper, a group of children is enchanted by a performance of Mozart’s Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). They marvel at the catchy, accessible music and cringe from the Queen of the Night....
Two Pints of Theatre & a Packet of Crisps: English Mondays promise a provocative brew of cutting edge theatre English is made for the stage. It’s a language Stephen Fry calls “ proudly barbaric, deeply civilized, a mongrel mouthful of Shakespearean and Ghetto discourse, a shameless whore.” And for expats in Vienna, there is never enough. English Mondays at Vienna’s experimental Schauspielhaus...
superhumans
Time-traveling master racists demonstrate The Horror of the Ordinary in this anarchic theater project Keeping 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...
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