David Grimm

TALES FROM RED VIENNA

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TALES FROM RED VIENNA

by David Grimm

DRAMA

Set as an enormous political tide is turning throughout Europe, Tales from Red Vienna explores the effects of war on women, the circumstances that control their lives, and the dreams that set them free.

Production notes:

Character List

HELÉNA ALTMAN (W)

EDDA SCHMIDT (W)

RUDY ZUCKERMEYER (M)

“MUTZI” VON FESSENDORF (W)

BÉLA HOYOS (M)

KARL HUPKA (M)

Setting: 1920.  Heléna Altman’s apartments in the Mariahilf District of Vienna, and in the Zentralfriedhof Cemetery.

Run Time: Two hours

“A romantic dance of wit and wills.” -Variety

“Dense with desire and disgust . . . Deliciously dark and enigmatic.” -New York Times

“A compelling new drama… Love, loyalty, honesty, kindness, and status are among the values tested by the hard times that Grimm lays out.” -Time Out NY

Author

David Grimm

David Grimm is a Brooklyn-based award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Plays include: IBSEN IN CHICAGO (Seattle Rep.); a new adaptation of CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Perseverance); TALES FROM RED VIENNA (Manhattan Theatre Club); MEASURE FOR PLEASURE (Public Theatre; Bug ‘n Bub Award; GLAAD Award nomination); THE MIRACLE AT NAPLES (Huntington; Best New Play IRNE Award); STEVE & IDI (Rattlestick); CHICK (Hartford Stage); THE LEARNED LADIES OF PARK AVENUE (Hartford Stage); KIT MARLOWE (Public Theatre; GLAAD Award nomination); SHERIDAN, OR SCHOOLED IN SCANDAL (La Jolla); ENOUGH ROPE (Williamstown; starring Elaine Stritch), and Susanna Centlivre's THE GAMING TABLE (for which he wrote additional material; Folger Library Theatre). Shorter works include ORIFLAMME (part of “Desire”); the song cycle BOXES, BUCKETS, & BAGS (music by Peter Golub; Liederabend @ The Kitchen); DIVINITY DU STYX (24 Hour plays); BROOKLYN EVENING (One Minute Play Festival); A LA RECHERCHE DU FRANK PERDUE (Red Bull Verse Play Festival); and others.

In Film, Grimm has written the dialogue for Matthew Barney’s RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, as well as TV work.

David is the recipient of an NEA/TCG Residency Grant and... [FULL BIO]