US Premiere of of award winning playwright Ursula Knoll
The Road To Happiness
A play written by Ursula Knoll
Directed by Markus Hirnigel
Projection designed by Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger
Stage Manager: Samantha Davis
Light Designer: Federico Restrepo
Actors: Ragini Bhaumik, Margi Douglas, Brady Kirchberg, Markus Hirnigel & Stephanie Schmiderer
Presented March 16-18 at the Austrian Cultural Forum
THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS is a dark comedy or to quote the playwright a "hypercomedy" about 4 individuals caught up in "Reigen-like" relationships on their very own roads to happiness – in search of success, beauty, meaning, purpose and fulfillment.
Erna (Ragini Bhaumik), the career driven Master of Business graduate turned housewife and mother; her friend Brigitte (Margi Douglas), proud owner of a designer store; Andreas (Brady Kirchberg), Erna's boyfriend who loves the outdoors and Reinhardt (Markus Hirnigel) the neoconservative businessman.
These four protagonists are accompanied by a narrator (Stephanie Schmiderer) who in the course of the play reveals herself as Magda Quandt unveiling dormant fascist traits in the characters and drawing frightening parallels to ideology of the Third Reich.