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The Wooster Group, Bertolt Brecht
THE MOTHER
A learning play
Theatre
Language English with German surtitles
Duration 80 min
Prices EUR 20 / 35


Dates
Vergangene Termine
8. June
Tuesday
Time 7.30pm
 
9. June
Wednesday
Time 7.30pm
 
10. June
Thursday
Time 7.30pm
 
11. June
Friday
Time 7.30pm
 
13. June
Sunday
Time 3pm
 
13. June
Sunday
Time 7.30pm
 
14. June
Monday
Time 7.30pm
 
15. June
Tuesday
Time 7.30pm
 
16. June
Wednesday
Time 7.30pm
 
17. June
Thursday
Time 7.30pm
 
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© Design Irfan Brkovic
  • Evening programme

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  • Talk

    11 June, 3pm, Portikus at MuseumsQuartier

The Wooster Group: influential and trendsetting, legendary and revolutionary. The New York theatre company returns to Vienna with a worldpremiere, their last performance in the city dating back to 1997. This time Elizabeth LeCompte is directing Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother. The agitprop Lehrstück, or learning play, showcases the lead character’s journey from illiterate woman to resolute revolutionary. The play premiered in Berlin in 1932 and was to be the last Brecht premiere before the Nazis seized power. In 1935 it was adapted for the stage in collaboration with the Theatre Union of New York, a left-wing theatre company. The Wooster Group references this connection between Brecht and New York, introducing its own distinctive aesthetic and contemporary debates. Social and historical dislocations are the themes with which the Wooster Group transforms a text once condemned as propagandistic in the 1930s. The issue of distributive justice brought into ever sharper focus by the pandemic has made a rereading of the text all the more compelling.

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  • Artistic Team

    Compostion The Wooster Group Text Bertolt Brecht Original music Hanns Eisler Direction Elizabeth LeCompte With music by Amir ElSaffar With Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Gareth Hobbs, Erin Mullin, Kate Valk Light David Sexton Sound collage, live mix Eric Sluyter Video Irfan Brkovic Assistant direction Michaela Murphy Vocal music direction Hai-Ting Chinn Tour technical direction Joseph Silovsky Production management Bona Lee Producer Cynthia Hedstrom

  • Production

    Production The Wooster Group Co-production Wiener Festwochen, piece by piece productions (New York) With the support of National Endowment for the Arts (USA) Music by Amir ElSaffar commissioned by The Wooster Group with funds from New York State Council on the Arts and New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Howard Gilman Foundation, Anonymous

    Premiere June 2021, Wiener Festwochen

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