Vienna theatregoers gripped by Greek tragedy

An acclaimed version of the Greek tragedy “Antigone” is now on at the Volkstheater.Especially Andrea Wenzl and Günter Franzmeier received almost unanimous praise by critics and audiences for their performances in the play at the Viennese theatre which has been headed by Michael Schottenberg since 2005.Stephan Müller directed the German adaption of the famous play of Sophocles, while Wolfgang Mitterer created the music and Hyun Chu was in charge of the stage design.”Antigone” premiered on 4 March and will be on until the end of the current season. “Monsieur Ibrahim und die Blumen des Koran”, “Roses Geheimnis” and several other plays are also drawing the crowds to the Volkstheater.The Volkstheater is situated in Vienna’s Neubau district and a stone’s throw from the popular Mariahilfer Straße shopping street, the trendy Museumsquartier (MQ) event complex and some of the city’s top tourist attractions like the Museum of Art (Kunsthistorisches Museum, KHM), the Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, NHM) and the Hofburg Palace.Go to, call +43 1 521 114 00 or write to for performance times and information about ticket prices and availability.