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A production of Armin Berg Gesellschaft im Auftrag des Theater an der Wien in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Letzten Erfreulichen Operntheater (LEO).

Premiere: Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 20:00 Uhr

Performances: 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 / 27 / 29  November 2018, 8 pm

1 / 3 / 4 December 2018, 8 pm

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The historical revues in the theatre and cabaret known as the “Hölle” in the basement of the Theater an der Wien have been delighting audiences and the press since 2010. According to calculations done by Carl Friedrich Gauss, Georg Wacks has now put together the ninth programme, Durchs rote Meer (Through the Red Sea), which, as ever, adheres strictly to Andy Warhol’s axiom, “Art is what you can get away with”.

The ensemble, now a tighter unit than ever, moves with stylistic assurance on shaky ground between revolution and reformation, without ever forgetting the jubilee celebrations for Maria Theresia and the 100th anniversary of the death of Mata Hari.

Remarkable performances of historical cabaret and variety numbers, moving sea shanties sung in noble costumes, aristocratic choruses, international female metamorphoses, Egyptian dances and literary, humoristic gems bring the mood of the "Hölle" back to life for two hours while the champagne flows freely and an oceanic atmosphere reigns to guarantee an evening of Neptunian glee. Fritz Grünbaum, Joachim Ringelnatz, Karl Valentin and Walther Mehring guarantee literature and humour of the highest standard. Songs by Marlene Dietrich, Paolo Tosti, Ralph Benatzky and Maurice Ravel round the programme off. The extraordinarily sparse décor by Stefan Fleischhacker has been designed entirely on the theme of the 440th birthday of Peter Paul Rubens.

The cultured Albero Verde ensemble provides the music with their customary flawless playing. In the accompanying exhibition, which is dominated by the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry, Marie-Theres Arnbom presents a new set of long-lost artefacts from past revues.

Cast

Concept | Director

Georg Wacks

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Set & costume design

Stefan Fleischhacker, Elena Schreiber

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Light design

Franz Tscheck

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Player

Elena Schreiber

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Player

Stefan Fleischhacker

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Player

Martin Thoma

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Player

Georg Wacks

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Player

Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz

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Orchestra

Ensemble "Albero Verde"

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Exhibition

Marie-Theres Arnbom

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Premiere

Advance online booking starts on 16.06.2018 - 10:00 am

Date/Time Venue/Location Price Ticketlink
Tue, 06.11.20188:00 pmPremiere Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Wed, 07.11.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Thu, 08.11.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Sat, 10.11.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Sun, 11.11.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Tue, 27.11.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Thu, 29.11.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Sat, 01.12.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Mon, 03.12.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060
Tue, 04.12.20188:00 pm Im Schatten der Venus
Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6Wien1060