A multi-narrative drama
It is 1912. In his spacious apartment on the ground floor, the writer Karl Kraus is rehearsing the performance/reading of his new creation: Nestroy and Posterity. It is 2015, and in the three-bedroom apartment across the hall a couple, young/liberal/white, is making love. Above Kraus, in the small one-bedroom apartment that used to ‘host’ the servants in former times, a young woman in a sort of 1970 ideological determination is learning how to make a homemade bomb. It is the roof apartment in 2070. A recent Italian immigrant to the city is training in the art of Waltz with the help of an A.I. Dancing Machine. It is almost winter, all over the interlocking timelines, a month or two before Christmas, and Vienna is not yet dressed for the occasion.
In It’s Always Sunny in Vienna we tell the story of a single apartment building in Vienna. The inhabitants of the different apartments are characters from the past, the present, and the future Vienna. Some are real historical figures, while others are made up. The characters represent a kaleidoscopic picture of a city and culture that knew a lot of turmoil and drama over the years.
Performers: Tim Breyvogel, Irene Coticchio, Magda Loitzenbauer, Jaschka Lämmert, Anna Mendelssohn, Markus Zett
Set: Andreas Strauss; Drawings: Aldo Giannotti, Andreas Strauss
Text: Karl Kraus, Yosi Wanunu, translated by Jacqueline Csuss
Sound: Michael Strohmann
Assistant Director: Elif Bilici
Directed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga
Theater Nestroyhof/Hamakom, Vienna/ November 16 – 21, 2015