World premiere play by David Grimm
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur, Midnight in Paris) returns to MTC as Heléna, a woman who has lost her husband in World War I, and with him, her financial security. Struggling to maintain her way of life, she reluctantly turns to the oldest profession. Heléna manages to separate her secret life from her public persona – that is until she crosses paths with a man who has the power to expose and ruin her.
David Grimm's witty and beautifully poetic new work also features Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America). Set as an enormous political tide is turning throughout Europe, TALES FROM RED VIENNA explores the effects of war on women, the circumstances that control their lives and the dreams that set them free.
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Since 1984, Manhattan Theatre Club has produced at its Off-Broadway home at New York City Center Stages I and II. Previous productions include The Whipping Man, Humor Abuse, Blackbird, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Wild Party, A Class Act and the Pulitzer Prize–winning plays Ruined, Doubt and Proof. Last year, they launched The Studio at Stage II, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series, as a place where bold, new work meets bold, new audiences.