Barbara Horvath

Geboren 1973 im Burgenland (Österreich), studierte Barbara Horvath an der Schauspielschule des Wiener Volkstheaters. Nach ihrer Ausbildung spielte sie an vielen Bühnen in Wien, u. a. am Burgtheater und bei den Wiener Festwochen, am Rabenhof, TAG, Ensembletheater, aber auch in Deutschland und den Niederlanden. Von 2011 bis 2015 war sie festes Ensemblemitglied am Schauspielhaus Wien und folgte 2015 dem Intendanten Andreas Beck nach Basel, wo sie in Inszenierungen von u. a. Simon Stone, Antonio Latella, Ulrich Rasche auf der Bühne zu erleben war.

Performing in

In her trilogy Judith Herzberg uses subtle humour and a delicate hand to portray a Jewish extended family from Amsterdam between the 1970s and the turn of the millennium. It is a chronicle of emotions and complex relationships. In a cycle that spans three generations there are marriages, children are conceived, couples separate, fall in love with someone new – and get married again. To outsiders, members of the family and their friends appear to lead the same everyday lives as their contemporaries and when they meet at weddings or funerals, they talk, dance, fall in love and argue. But, quite casually and suddenly, glimpses of wounded souls appear behind this cheerful façade.

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)
Residenztheater, 18.00 o'clock
Sat 11 Dec
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sun 26 Dec
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sun 02 Jan

PART I: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

PART II: PERESTROIKA

The mid-1980s: the outbreak of the disease AIDS alarms New York. Louis, son of a wealthy Jewish family, abandons his sick boyfriend Prior and starts a relationship with conservative Mormon lawyer Joe. When Joe’s drug-dependent wife Harper retreats into dreams of everlasting ice, his strictly religious mother flies in outraged from Salt Lake City. The Republican Roy Cohn, a cynical and power-obsessed lawyer, insists until his last breath that he is not gay and does not have AIDS. Even on his deathbed, he refuses to stop arguing about this with his black nurse Belize. And then an angel breaks through Prior’s bedroom ceiling.

Engel in Amerika (Angels in America)

The Australian playwright and director Simon Stone whose attention-grabbing contemporary interpretations of classic dramas have caused an international sensation, takes characters, narrative threads and motifs from Horváth’s works, catapults them into the present day and weaves them together into a touching, post-heroic panorama of human effort in times of crisis.

Unsere Zeit (Our Time)
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sat 18 Dec
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sun 19 Dec