...it′s [not] a Fairy Tale[?]


Utopia and Contradiction:
A Jewish Nationalist in Vienna


Project Series / May 2 to July 3, 2010

Part I : The State of the Jews


Attempt at a Modern Solution
to the Jewish Question


Reading and Discussion on the
150th Birthday of Theodor Herzl

The universal brotherhood
is not even a beautiful dream.
The antagonist is needed for the
greatest endeavors of the personality.


Readings by Hubsi Kramar
In Diskussion: Fritz Hausjell, Dieter
Hecht
, Heidemarie Uhl, and others
Moderation: Joe Remick

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 2 pm
The Window, Kandlgasse 6, 1070 Vienna

At right: Six maps from "Issues in the Middle East", Atlas, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 1973. Israel in Biblical Times: David′s Kingdom c. 970 B.C.E., Solomon′s Kingdom c. 930 B.C.E., Hasmonaean Kingdom under the Maccabees 167-142 B.C.E.; Palestine British Mandate 1920-1948, Palestine U.N. Partition Plan 1947, Israel 1949-1967 and Israel and Occupied Territory since June 10, 1967


...it′s [not] a Fairy Tale[?]


Utopia and Contradiction:
A Jewish Nationalist in Vienna


Project Series / May 2 to July 3, 2010

Part II: Wanderings


Sephardic Songs, Klezmer and Dance

In Cooperation with the
Federation for World Peace


Mir zenen Yiddishe scouten
Mit musklen shtark un gezunt
Es shreken unz nisht
   kein hitzen un kein kelten
Kein diener, kein shtrum-vind
Mir marshirn faranigt tzu a groisen tzil
Tzu bfreien das folk Yisruel
   fun de galuskeiten
Tzu leiben gelich min leiten
Hoibt of de veis bloiye fan
Un mita leiten shtum git a geshrei:
Od lo uvda tikvateinu, am Yisrael Chai!


– Song lyric by Enoch Hellman, Zionist and Jewish theater director (Podvolochisk, Ukraine), 1936

Introduction: Theodor Herzl
Vocals: Sveta Kundish
Arabic Lute and Zither: Abi Sina
Klezmer and Dance Animation: Pallawatsch

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 / 7:30 pm
Seidengasse 28/4, 1070 Vienna


...it′s [not] a Fairy Tale[?]


Utopia and Contradiction:
A Jewish Nationalist in Vienna


Project Series / May 2 to July 3, 2010

Part III: Herzl in Mind


International "Wednesday Conference"
with the Austrian Service Abroad:

Discussion with Warren Rosenzweig

Online & at The Window
Kandlgasse 6, 1070 Vienna
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 7:30 pm

LUEGER: I myself have no influence on the plays performed here, I assure you. To be honest, I don′t meddle in these affairs. I have so much to do with beef, so much with coal, that I just cannot trouble over plays. Let him submit his work to the Magistrat like everyone else. It will be taken care of in the usual way and, if the gentleman in the audience wishes, I shall enquire about it at the plenum of the Municipal Council for Theatrical Censorship. Next question!

– From Th.H / A Stage of Mind
  by Warren Rosenzweig, 2004


...it′s [not] a Fairy Tale[?]


Utopia and Contradiction:
A Jewish Nationalist in Vienna
  Part IV

Project Series / May 2 to July 3, 2010

The Theodor Herzl
Puppet Show


An experimental reading
based on the Ghetto Comedy
Th.H / A Stage of Mind by Warren Rosenzweig

HERZL: Palestine is under Turkish rule
and is occupied by Arabic nomads. Even
if we all agreed to go there, we wouldn′t
be permitted.

OPA SIMON: And you′re such a fan of
Germanic culture? If you think Germany
got where it is today by asking permission,
you′re very much mistaken. You think the
Germans will ask permission if they decide
to take away the house you live in? If we
want to survive, we′ll become conquerors
just like our enemies. Not to mention our
so-called friends...


Altstadt Vienna
Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna
Thursday, June 17, 2010, 7 pm

With Florentin Groll, Theodor Herzl,
and Bronwynn Mertz-Penzinger

Directed by Warren Rosenzweig

This performance was made possible with the cooperation and generous support of the District of Vienna Neubau, Altstadt Vienna, Akakiko, Die Wiener Einkaufsstrassen: Kirchengasse und Siebensterngasse, gap: Gerald Schedy Fine Art Reproductions & Lithography, Peter J. Fuchs Direct Marketing, Hauptsache, and Babsis Kostümverleih.
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 1973

Theodor-Herzl-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Pallawatsch by Agnes Ackerl

Sveta Kundish by Agnes Ackerl

Graphic by Bruno Fenzl

Warren Rosenzweig as Herzl; Photo: Bruno Fenzl

Florentin Groll; Photo: Bruno Fenzl

Warren Rosenzweig as Herzl; Photo: Bruno Fenzl

Bronwynn Mertz-Penzinger as Julie Herzl; Photo: Bruno Fenzl

Warren Rosenzweig as Herzl; Photo: Bruno Fenzl

Warren Rosenzweig as Herzl; Photo: Bruno Fenzl

Th.H; Photo: Bruno Fenzl

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