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  • The Red Love

    First international performance

    Olga Dimitrijević



    A play about the revolutionary idea of love as well as its reality in a capitalist and patriarchal world.

    The Red Love is an adaptation of the novel ‘Free Love’ by Russian writer and revolutionary Alexandra Kollontai. The play portrays the romantic, political and social life of Vasilisa and Vladimir, who met during the revolution as professed idealists. Five years later, Vasilisa still remains loyal to her ideals, while Vladimir has moved up the ladder into an executive position and takes advantage of all the privileges such a position entails. Not only does he betray his ideals, but also his relationship with Vasilisa.

    In her political work, Aleksandra Kollontai advocated for collective child care, reforms in marriage and property rights, a collectivisation of housework as well as a theory of sexuality for a new society. She believed in the emancipatory potential of relations that were free of commercialism, free of ownership claims between boundless, economically independent individuals. She believed in the ‘solidarity of love’, which is based on camaraderie and equality. In 1982, Rosa von Praunheim explored this matter on film. The stage adaptation now accesses the leitmotif that leads to the social imagination of a(n) (im)possible, free, everyday society.

    Languages: Bosansko/Hrvatsko/Srpski Jezik;

    Subtitles: English

    Contains nudity / sexual scenes.


    Due to the unexpectedly high demand of reservations, we can only offer positions on our waiting-list.


    Photos 2016

    Photo: Daniel Jarosh


    detailed program

    Fri, 16. 9., 20:00 - 21:00

    The Red Love / Play

    WERK X-Eldorado, Petersplatz 1, 1010 Wien (barrier-free access)

    Admission free.

    Limited Number of participants. Send your registration until 15.9. to



    Fri, 16. 9., 20:00 - 21:00

    The Red Love / Play
    WERK X-Eldorado, Petersplatz 1, 1010 Wien (barrier-free access)

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