Volkstheater stages Brecht classic

A revamped adaption of a celebrated play by Bertolt Brecht is drawing the crowds at the Volkstheater in Vienna.”Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti” is regarded as one of the highlights of the theatre’s current season.While critics unanimously praised main characters Marcello de Nardo and Günter Franzmeier, some criticised director Thomas Schulte-Michels’ decision to trim the complex story down to create a play lasting just 90 minutes.”Die Ratten” by Gerhard Hauptmann and “Duett für eine Stimme” by Tom Kempinski are other acclaimed plays now on at the prestigious theatre.Visit www.volkstheater.at or call +43 1 521 11 – 400 for ticket information.