David Grimm’s world premiere play Tales From Red Vienna will be a part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2013-14 season. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the drama will begin previews on February 26, 2014 and open on March 18 at MTC at New York City Center — Stage I.
Tales From Red Vienna tells the story of Helena, a woman who, having lost her husband and financial security in World War I, struggles to maintain her way of life as she becomes a part of an illicit underworld. She manages to separate her secret life from her public persona until she crosses paths with someone who has the power to expose and ruin her. Cast and creative team members for the play will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tales From Red Vienna joins an already jam-packed season for MTC that includes Sharr White’s The Snow Geese, directed by Daniel Sullivan and starring Mary-Louise Parker; Amanda Peet’s The Commons of Pensacola, directed by Lynne Meadow and starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker; and Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid, directed by Pam MacKinnon and starring Cherry Jones. More productions for the season will be announced shortly.