‘Tales from Red Vienna,’ theater review
For a play about survival, David Grimm’s “Tales From Red Vienna,” barely registers a pulse.
Credit a snoozy script — three acts’ worth, no less — and a star who’s out of her comfort zone.
In post-World War I Austria, Helena Altman (Nina Arianda) resorts to the oldest profession to support herself after her husband’s battlefield death.
Her secret life and daily life collide when rich frenemy “Mutzi” Von Fessendorf (Tina Benko) introduces her to Bela Hoyos (Michael Esper), a Hungarian socialist/journalist.
But the two have already met — Bela’s been a customer.
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