Topsy Küppers reports with sensitivity and passion about her years of work with the Freie Bühne Wieden, which she founded and managed. The honest friends and scoundrels who accompanied her are described lovingly and humorously. She recreates the excitement of the alternative cultural scene in anecdotes and recollections that recount happy and sad, amusing and dramatic events in her life in the theater.
At the same time Topsy Küppers provides us with an open-hearted insight into the private joys and sorrows of an artist who has achieved world renown with chansons and one-woman shows. The separation from her first husband, Georg Kreisler, her truce with the Burgtheater, or the mysterious suicides of her friends are all described by a woman who in spite of the all the difficulties has always remained true to herself in both her artistic career and private life.
Welcome: Markus Roboch, commercial manager of the Jewish Museum Vienna
Reading: Topsy Küppers
Jewish Museum Vienna