Nesterval

Goodbye Kreisky

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brut in der Generali-Arena
adventure / Performance World premiere in German
{Hello from Utopia} {visions of the future} {socialism my arse}

Construction in the middle of Vienna has brought unbelievable things to the surface in 2020: a housing compound from the Kreisky/Nesterval era, buried deep under the Karlsplatz and long fallen into oblivion. The residents of Goodbye Kreisky have been living in isolation for more than 50 years; they are now brought to a secret place, where only a selected few are given access to the survivors. The visitors will together decide over the group’s fate. How is the saga that started with The KreiskyTest going to end?

, © Alexandra Thompson

Nesterval – Goodbye Kreisky

INFO:

The recent governmental measures to contain Covid-19 in the field of performing arts also affect the previous planning of Nesterval’s “Goodbye Kreisky”.

Therefore, the planned pre-sale start has to be postponed  to Ocoterb 27th, 12 pm (noon), but the production will take place.

To recap: In The KreiskyTest, Jonas Nesterval reiterated the test devised by his mother Gertrud to select apt residents for the Goodbye Kreisky compound. Jonas assumed that the project was a mere fantasy of his mother’s, a dream vision that was never made reality. It turns out it was more than just a dream, because while the Vienna underground was built in the year 1969, a city beneath the city was created more than 200 metres below the Karlsplatz. The utopian project realised by Gertrud Nesterval was designed to preserve the social democracy of the Kreisky/Nesterval era. On May 1st, 1970, a group of young people moved into the subterranean compound. The entrance via the parking garage near the Vienna Museum was forgotten over time and eventually bricked up during construction works a couple of years later.

The current construction efforts literally left the residents in deep water and marked the end of their isolation. In a large-scale rescue mission, Gertrud Nesterval’s companions are relocated. The group find refuge in a secret place called ‘the arena’, which is funded and guarded by the Nesterval Fund. One hundred carefully selected individuals will get to meet the survivors: the office managers, the caterers, the ideologists and the health authorities (artists were not regarded as system-relevant by Gertrud). What shall be done with them?

Nesterval’s cast includes performers, drag artists, amateur and professional actors, who outline the history of the Nesterval family in various constellations. In a mix of classic gaming and immersive theatre, Herr Finnland and his team create performance adventures that turn their participants into actors in the play, authorised to determine what happens next. The Village (2018), Nesterval’s co-production with brut, was nominated for the 2019 Nestroy Special Award. The Kreisky Test took place entirely online during the Covid-19 lockdown of spring 2020 and was a huge success.

Pressestimmen

Nesterval's Der Kreisky-Test (2020) is nominated for the Corona-Spezialpreis Info

“The Kreisky Test is not a theater experience in the appropriate sense, but it works as a fast tension drama, which meets with abrupt scene changes and thematic jumps the perceptions of the digital generation. The online show unites elements from casting shows and video games as well as the action Please love Austria by Christoph Schlingensief from 2000. "(Zeit Österreich, Thomas Miessgang)

“[...] here, what distinguishes a Nesterval performance from a conventional piece – namely that a passive audience is not watching an active ensemble during a linear performance – proves to be a decisive factor: This also makes sitting in front of the screen feel like a live experience."(Die Presse, Katrin Nussmayr)

Credits

Cast Rita Brandneulinger, Martin Brandner, Gellert Gerson Butter, David Demofike, CuquiEspinoza, Andi Fleck, Laura Hermann, Peter Hörmanseder, Romy Hrubeš, Niklas-Sven Kerck, Astôn Matters, Willy Mutzenpachner, Pamina Puls, Josef Rabitsch, Andy Reiter, Johannes Scheutz, Chiara Seide, Claudia Six, Simon Stockinger, Alexandra Thompson, Alkis Vlassakakis, Gankerl Walanka, Anne Wieben, Christopher Wurmdobler,

Leading team

Director Herr Finnland Writer Frau Löfberg Production manager Emilie Kleinszig Film Lorenz Tröbinger Film production Sabine Anders Dramaturge Andi Fleck  Choreographer Jerôme Knols Costume designer Andy Reiter Prop manager Willy Mutzenpachner Set designer Andrea Konrad Sound designer Alkis Vlassakakis, Josef Rabitsch

Dates & Tickets

 

Corona-Info

  • The recent governmental measures to contain Covid-19 in the field of performing arts also affect the previous planning of Nesterval’s “Goodbye Kreisky”.

    Therefore, the planned pre-sale start has to be postponed  to Ocoterb 27th, 12 pm (noon), but the production will take place.

  • Due to the current situation (especially the reduced ticket capacity) we ask you to buy the tickets ONLINE. Online tickets can be booked up to 2 hours before the start of the event.
     
  • After the ticket purchase, a COVID-19 info sheet for the respective venue and the respective production will be sent to you in due time.
     
  • All further information can be found here: General Corona-Info

November 2020

Wed. 25.11.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

Thu. 26.11.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

Sun. 29.11.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

Mon. 30.11.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

December 2020

Tue. 01.12.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

Wed. 02.12.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

Tue. 08.12.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

Wed. 09.12.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

Sat. 12.12.2020, 19:30
Ticket sale postponed: NEW starting October 27th, 12:00 pm (noon). Price: 33 € / 22 € / 11 € Doors: 19:00 / Start: 19:30
    

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Horrplatz 1, 1100 Wien

Info

Doors: 7 pm / Start: 7.30 pm

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