Medea
The Volkstheater tackles the original woman scorned in Franz Grillparzer’s Medea How do you create empathy for a mother who murders her children? With mixed success, judging from the Volkstheater’s production of Medea, an 1820 reimagining of the...
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 […]
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The .EVOLve Theater company delves into the love that binds Ms. Barbara Wolfram glides into CafĂ© ­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 […]
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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 Mu...
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 en...
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These tips will help you to channel your inner Anna Netrebko, Elfriede Jelinek, Christoph Waltz or Fred Astaire. Taking in a Zauberflöte at the Staatsoper or King Lear at the Burgtheater is the easy part. The real challenge for creative expats is finding a like-minded community in their adopted city and immersing themselves within it. […]
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The Korean-American comedian is bringing her shameless stage style to town. “I have come to murder your ignorance,” Margaret Cho bursts into a laugh. The ruthless stand-up comedian will be kicking off the European leg of her Psycho Tour in Vienna. Her humor is sharp, dark and unapologetic. “Ignorance, violence, rape, homophobia, everything that we’re […]
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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 fl...
A searing and original production of Camus’ absurdist drama, tackling notions of alienation and isolation Theater-goers, rejoice! One of Vienna’s eminent theatrical institutions, the Volkstheater, is now bringing Austrian theater to an international audience. The first fruits of this endeavor can be seen in the The Misunderstanding, an extraordinary meld of puppetry and theater. Penned […]
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