20 to 25 October 2011

toxic dreams



“Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
the good citizens of our global shopping mall.
Tonight we get rid of the word
There is no recession, no
re, re, re, re, cession
So, put on your weekend outfit
And go out hopping into shopping …” Libretto Collapsonomics

With Collapsonomics, toxic dreams is following up their musical theatre production Pink Vanya (2008) and bringing together two of the biggest economic masterminds to compete head-to-head: Friedrich August Hayek and John Maynard Keynes. A rattling moderator directs us through the evening, and an invisible oracle systematically removes words from the language, while pianos seem to play as if by magic. Bruno Kreisky, Ronald Reagan, and ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher all drop by disguised as the invisible hand of the market.

Friedrich August Hayek Alexander Mayr (Tenor) John Maynard Keynes Jeannie Mayr (Soprano) Tony Major/moderator Anna Mendelssohn Dictionary scrutinizer Irene Coticchio Composition Michael Strohmann Staging Andreas Strauss, Mayasari Feradina Zoesmar Text and direction Yosi Wanunu Production Kornelia Kilga

A co-production of toxic dreams and brut Wien.
With support from the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Austria’s Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

€14/8/6* with the brutkarte

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