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Ewald Palmetshofer 'hamlet is dead. no gravity'

Zeitgeist DC: Contemporary Literature Series

Staged Reading
Monday, 27 June 2011, 7 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
no charge
+1 (202) 895-6776

Dani and Mani, brother and sister, come home for their grandma’s birthday. By chance at a friend’s funeral, they bump into their old friends, Bine and Oli, who are now married. Oli used to be interested in Dani, way back when they were all friends. Relationships among family and friends shift, morph and are never what they seem - it is inevitable that something is going to happen. 

In this play, Ewald Palmetshofer weaves language and rhythm into something comic and threatening that ultimately leaves just one question open: To resign or to act? Palmetshofer (b. 1978) is author in residence at the Schauspielhaus in Vienna. He received the 2008 German Business Drama Prize for hamlet is dead. no gravity.

Director: David Dower, Associate Artistic Director, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.

A discussion with Ewald Palmetshofer follows the reading.

Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.

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