The Verdict: Critics Review Tales From Red Vienna

By Carey Purcell
19 Mar 2014

The world-premiere Manhattan Theatre Club production of Tales from Red Vienna, starring Tony Award winner Nina Arianda and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Chalfant, officially opened March 18 at New York City Center – Stage I.



David Grimm's play, which explores the effects of war on women, also features Tina Benko, Michael Esper, Michael Goldsmith and Lucas Hall. 

"Heléna (Arianda) lost her husband in World War I, and with him, her financial security," press notes state. "Struggling to maintain her way of life, she becomes part of an illicit underworld. Heléna manages to separate her secret life from her public persona — that is until she crosses paths with a man who has the power to expose and ruin her."

Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the production continues through April 27.

Read Playbill.com's interview with Arianda and Chalfant here.

The critics have filed their reviews and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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