Halfway through the 1980s: the onset of AIDS shakes New York. Louis, son of a rich Jewish family, succumbs to the panic and leaves Prior, his sick boyfriend, and begins a relationship with the conservative Mormon lawyer, Joe. This is just the starting point of a story that portrays the period in which the socialisation of AIDS shocked the world.
The young Australian director, Simon Stone, has dared to take on a text that is already considered to be a contemporary classic, and he has done so with precision and brilliance. This theatre epic by Tony Kushner won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Set in the midst of the “Reagan era”, he wrote against the growing neo-liberalism. Its impact was such that in the USA it is compared with the masterpiece by Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, due to its similarity when it comes to showing the trivialities of the great super power.
This production has recently received in Vienna one of the most prestigious theatre awards, “Nestroy”, which is the most important award in Austria.
Part I: Die Jahrhundertwende naht. 2 hours 20 minutes with intermission
Intermission 45 min
Part II: Perestroika. 2 hours 20 min with intermission.
Both parts will be performed separately and in marathon performances.
Version in German – Subtitled in Basque and Spanish
14 January. 06:00pm
15 January . 05:00pm
Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 35%.
Groups, large families, under 30’s and over 65’s, people with a disability in excess of 33% and the unemployed: 25%.
Theatre professionals: 25%
Last Minute Discount: 50% (for the aforementioned groups, except Friends of the Arriaga)
Disabled people in a wheelchair: 50% (stalls in front of the stage and one companion)