Time: March 16, 2011 at 8pm to March 18, 2011 at 8pm
Location: Austiran Cultural Forum
Street: 11 East 52nd Street
City/Town: New York, New York
Website or Map: http://acfny.org/event/467
Phone: 212.319.5300 x 222
Event Type: video-theater, play
Organized By: Austrian Cultural Forum
Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2011
The Road to Happiness
US Premiere of award winning playwright Ursula Knoll
Staged Reading, March 16-18 (FREE ADMISSION w Reservation) 212.319.5300 x 222
Translation: Natascha Hoffmeyer & Charles Finney
Actors: Ragini Bhaumik, Margi Douglas, Brady Kirchberg, Markus Hirnigel & Stephanie Schmiderer
Director: Markus Hirnigel
Stage Manager: Samantha Davis
projection design: Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS is a dark comedy or to quote the playwright a „hypercomedy“ about 4 individuals caught up in „Reigen-like“ relationships on their very own roads to happiness – in search of success, beauty, meaning, purpose and fulfillment.
Erna (Ragini Bhaumik), the career driven Master of Business graduate turned housewife and mother; her friend Brigitte (Margi Douglas), proud owner of a designer store; Andreas (Brady Kirchberg), Erna's boyfriend who loves the outdoors and Reinhardt (Markus Hirnigel) the neoconservative businessman.
These four protagonists are accompanied by a narrator (Stephanie Schmiderer) who in the course of the play reveals herself as Magda Quandt unveiling dormant fashist traits in the characters and drawing frightening parallels to ideology of the Third Reich.
Event infos: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=197384203618737