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Little Annie and Evilyn Frantic are swimming on their backs in a light blue pool, they are both wearing black shirts, only their faces are above the water surface.
© Paul Wallfisch
Little Annie and Evilyn Frantic are swimming on their backs in a light blue pool, they are both wearing black shirts, only their faces are above the water surface.
© Paul Wallfisch
International Summer Festival 2022
Music / Theatre / Film

Little Annie

52 Jokers

On life’s roller coaster: a flamboyant group teams up with underground chansonette and survivalist Little Annie for a multimedia theatre piece.

Tickets:

24 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)

Info

Trigger warning: Scenes with live Body-Piercing

Past dates

World Premiere

Thursday

8/11/22

8:30 PM

p1

Ca. 70 Min.

Friday

8/12/22

8:30 PM

p1

Ca. 70 Min.

Saturday

8/13/22

8:30 PM

p1

Ca. 70 Min.

Sunday

8/14/22

7:30 PM

p1

Ca. 70 Min.

Black and white photo of Little Annie and Evilyn Frantic in a mirror, the latter nestled against Little Annie's back.
© Paul Wallfisch
Little Annie and Evilyn Frantic in a couple dance pose, Little Annie bending slightly backwards as in the tango, both wearing white dresses and a pantsuit respectively.
© Brianna Hamlin
Little Annie and Evilyn Frantic stand drenched in black dresses close together in a turquoise pool, a multitude of playing cards floating in the water in front of them.
© Paul Wallfisch
Evilyn Frantic floats naked in a turquoise pool on her back, her arms stretched out to her sides.
© Paul Wallfisch
Little Annie and Eviliyn Frantic (who is a lot taller) are facing each other on a white sandy beach, they are both wearing black fur jackets, in the background sea, blue sky and bright sunlight.
© Jim Coleman

To balance on the avant-garde cliff of life for 45 years, you need an alert mind and no fear of the abyss. This was already the rule for Annie Bandez as a 16-year-old in New York, where she perplexed Frank Zappa with her atonal punk band Annie and the Asexuals before first moving to an anarchist commune in England and then to the garden house of legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood, with whom she recorded several albums as Annie Anxiety. Back in New York City, she started a career as a painter, married a former police chief, wrote several autobiographical books and continued making music as Little Annie. Collaborating with musicians such as Anohni and intensively with Paul Wallfisch (with whom she recorded four albums), Little Annie – whiskey glass in hand – lifted the chanson to new heights. Her unconventional life, marked by love, loss and art, informs this collaborative theatre piece by and with Little Annie, style-defining no-wave film director Beth B, sideshow artist and performer of Florentina Holzinger Evilyn Frantic, multi-instrumentalist Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop, Foetus), as well as Paul Wallfisch, currently music director at the Vienna Volkstheater.


With: Little Annie, Evilyn Frantic Composition, Live Music: Paul Wallfisch, Jim Coleman Text: Little Annie, Beth B, Paul Wallfisch & Evilyn Frantic Musical Direction & Production: Paul Wallfisch Staging, Film Conception, Production, Direction: Beth B Stage, Costume: Beth B & Ensemble Assistance, Motion Media Design: Lola Coleman

COPRODUCTION Kampnagel International Summer Festival with Volkstheater Vienna

SUPPORT Pop-Kultur Festival Berlin and Noorderzon Festival Groningen