Robert Wilson, Isabelle Huppert, Darryl Pinckney, Ludovico Einaudi Mary Said What She Said

© Lucie Jansch
© Lucie Jansch
© Lucie Jansch
© Lucie Jansch
© Robert Wilson

For the first time since the unforgettable Orlando monologue in 1993, Robert Wilson, Isabelle Huppert and author Darryl Pinckney are working together again. The Wiener Festwochen are bringing Mary Said What She Said to Vienna straight from the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, where it celebrated its world premiere. Since the 1960s, the director and artist Bob Wilson has been a driving force and pioneer of contemporary theatre, setting new aesthetical standards by abstracting space, time and even the act of performing. Now he has offered the great Huppert no less than the throne of Mary Stuart, queen of France and Scotland. Pinckney wrote the powerful monologue specifically for her. A story of love, power, betrayal and an irrepressible yearning for freedom – played by one of the most charismatic actors of our day. The fascinating portrait of an extraordinary, strong figure, of a woman who fought to the very end. On her last morning, the queen was dressed in red.