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Sunday, February 17, 2019
menschenfeind
A modern take on Molière’s baroque human comedy Widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in Western literature, Molière’s social satire The Misanthrope receives a breath of fresh air from Felix Hafner’s modern adaption. Self-proclaimed “honest man” Alceste’s “defect of being more sincere than people wish” compels him to expose superficiality and hypocrisy, but his biting tongue...
Imagetanz Festival
Social criticism meets dance at Imagetanz, the annual experimental dance festival Exploring the symbolism and imagery of dance, the annual Imagetanz festival is still going strong after first taking the stage in 1989. In acknowledgement, this year’s edition kicks off under the motto “Welcome Back,” and opens with The Inheritance, a review of past performances from the last 25 years –...
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...
A darkly relevant play about a clash of disparate cultures with more in common than first meets the eye.   With Vienna in a mood of high alert after the deadly Islamist attacks in Paris on November 13, and the violent sexual assaults on hundreds of German women by alcohol-fueled migrants at the Cologne Train Station on New Year’s Eve, relevance...
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...
Twelfth Night
This comedy comes from Illyria to commemorate the Bard’s death Featuring a woman surviving a shipwreck and disguising herself as her twin brother – while all the main characters find their love (temporarily) unrequited, this classic comedy of errors is among the more popular plays by Shakespeare. This version was first performed at the Midsummer Scene Festival at Dubrovnik, the...
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