Vienna: Lusthaus (Revisited)

at New York Theater Workshop

2002-2003 Season

Concept and direction by Martha Clarke
Music by Richard Peaslee
Text by Charles L. Mee
Set and costume design by Robert Israel
Lighting design by Paul Gallo
Musical direction by Jill Jaffe

With: Vivienne Benesch, Erica Berg, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Mark De Chiazza, George De La Pena, Philip Gardner, Richard Hoxie, James Lorenzo, Denis O'Hare, Jimena Paz, Andrew Robinson, Paola Styron, Julia Wilkins.

Based on the landmark 1986 production, Mee and Clarke explore the unconscious world of Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century. Through a series of startling texts—some of which are culled from the psychoanalytic writings of Sigmund Freud—and inspired choreography, this collaboration depicts a Vienna waltzing into the nightmare of a world war. This seductive dreamscape earned strong critical praise and sold-out houses. Audiences were drawn to the strange mix of prettiness, eroticism, and war.

Read reviews of this production in:
The New York Times
The Village Voice
The New York Observer
Daily News
Time Out New York