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Enigma Emmy Goering (Hitler’s Diva) (Modernes Theater Wien mit Karin Pettenburger)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Telling the disturbing and distorted story of Emmy Goering, wife of the infamous Hermann, this one-woman show relied on the charisma of an alarming character to maintain the audience’s attention. Unfortunately, this performance was fairly flat; Emmy’s moments of ludicity and insanity did not seem very different from one another, and the impersonations of Hitler and Goering were not directed with any thought to physicality or body language. The concept was interesting, looking at the Nazi regime through a different set of eyes, and the technical performance was accomplished, but it ultimately failed to make an impact. This show had great potential to charm or alarm, but sadly it couldn’t seem to make up its mind to do either.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 9 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Vicki Baron]