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Salzburg Street Theater Summer 2008


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Salzburg Street Theatre is set to hit the stage on July 24th until August 13th 2008. This year's production from the comical Austrian genius “Hermann Bahr" is set to blow you away, having been described as “A kaleidoscope of punch lines", bound to make you double up with laughter. Although last year's production of “Ein Idealer Gatte" seems hard to beat, this year's adaptation by Klaus Gmeiner of “the Concert" is set to go even further and is definitely not to be missed.

"The Concert" deals with the battle of the sexes, looking at double standards, fraud and deceit. Gustav Heink, the aging star pianist defending his reputation as a Casanova, has a house in the mountains where he enjoys taking his piano pupils. He decides to take Delfine, who consequently falls in love with him. As a result, Marie, the pianist's clever wife, and Jura, Delfine's naïve, recently married husband, stage a daring game staking their marriages.

The play will be taking place at Generalprobe Herz-Jesu-Asyl Riedenburg at 5pm on Thursday 24th July and following on from there everyday with performances in places such as Lehener Park on 30th July at 4pm and Hellbrunn Park on Aug 3rd at 4pm. For more information about this go to: In order to make the most out of your trip to Salzburg, why not search for some Salzburg accommodation.

The history of the Salzburg street theater is varied and interesting. The street theater has always taken place in the heart of Salzburg, where tourists stay in the abundant Salzburg hotels and Salzburg apartments. The idea of the theater stemmed from Oskar Fritz Schuh, who in 1957 had already been entertaining the idea of performing in the street. The Culture Society rejected this idea and it wasn't until 1970 that the street theater materialized. If it weren't for Schuh's passion to see his idea work, the street theater may never have come about at all. In 1985, Klaus Gmeiner and Bernd Dieter joined the theater, bringing many innovative and forward thinking ideas to benefit the company. As a result of their artistic theatrical creations, the street theater has hosted performances to over 460,000 spectators in more than 900 locations in the last 34 years.

Salzburg is a fantastic city and there is certainly plenty to do. This means that after watching the wonderful performance of “The Concert", you can check out all the other events taking place in the city this summer. Why not go along and enjoy the Folklore in the Mirabell Garden or the Salzburg Danse Macabre - so scary it's only for adults!

Leah Penn spends most of her time reading, writing and living Salzburg. In particular she likes creating useful guides for tourists about culture, sightseeing and accommodation, in particular apartments in Salzburg and accommodation in Salzburg She updates her website; regularly.


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