Friend in Wien: Peter Lorre’s Twentieth Century

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About This Show

New York’s own World/Inferno Friendship Society returns from a national tour to premiere Friend in Wien: Peter Lorre’s Twentieth Century, punk rock song cycle in twelve parts in which the life of the iconic character actor is traced from his birth in the Carpathian Mountains in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through street life in Vienna, to Weimar Berlin, minor success in Hollywood, and his return to then-East Germany to work with Bertolt Brecht, where he died in 1964. The disturbingly cult-like globetrotting punk orchestra from Brooklyn presents this examination of the much-overlooked yet beloved figure, in song.

Part of Spiegeltent.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: September 17, 2006 Final Performance: September 24, 2006