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played 16 performances at the
Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,
March 5 - 21, 2015.
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Sure, you cried when you watched the animated classic Bambi...
but how well do you know the real story?
Little Lord uncovers just what lies behind those beloved doe eyes in BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEHAUS, a madcap examination of early 20th century Vienna and of the forgotten artist behind both the world's most beloved deer, as well as its most scandalous piece of pornography.
Copious amounts of coffee, the birth of psychoanalysis, sexualized rabbits, The Sound of Music, and Zionism all come together in Little Lord's makeshift, pop-up Viennese café.
Your childhood will thank you.
BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS is based on an unlikely duo of works by the Viennese-Jewish author Felix Salten: the pornographic faux memoir, "Josefine Mutzenbacher, The Life Story of a Viennese Whore," and his arguably more famous novel, "Bambi, A Life in the Woods.”
FELIX SALTEN (1869 -1945), was born Siegmund Salzmann in Hungary. Like many Jews, his family emigrated to Vienna because the Austrian government had granted Jews full citizenship. Salten was part of the Jung Wien, a society of fin de siècle writers who met in Vienna's Café Griensteidl and other nearby coffeehouses in the late nineteenth century. The Jung Wien established a new direction for Austrian literature and "challenged the moralistic stance of nineteenth century literature in favor of sociological truth and psychological - especially sexual - openness." Unlike some of his contemporaries, Salten worked for a living as a journalist. He also had regular column in Theodor Herzl’s Zionist newspaper Die Welt. In 1923, Bambi, A Life in the Woods was published. Salten sold the film rights for $1,000 to American director Sidney Franklin, who later transferred the rights to Walt Disney Studios, where it eventually became the basis for the 1942 animated classic. Adolf Hitler banned Bambi in 1936 as a Jewish allegory. Two years later, Salten escaped to Zurich where the Swiss government permitted him to only publish animal stories until his death in 1945. Although he never claimed credit, it is widely believed that Salten is the anonymous author of Josephine Mutzenbacher: The Life Story of a Viennese Whore, as Told by Herself (1906), which has since been turned into over two dozen pornographic films, and was the subject of a landmark censorship case in Germany in 1970 which declared that “pornography and art are not mutually exclusive."
Staged in an immersive style, BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS audiences become café goers. $18 tickets provide your entrance into Little Lord’s pop up coffee house, while $25 tickets get you Bambi Bucks™ to spend in the café on snacks, such as hot chocolate and toaster strudel.
This presentation of BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS is part of the Brick Theater’s Inaugural Resident Artist program. Hoping to help fill the void by the closure of spaces like the Incubator Arts Project, the Brick’s new Resident Artist Program offers select artists exclusive use of their space in order to foster risk-taking and provide the resources needed to realize artistic visions without compromise.
It is an honor to be selected in this first cohort. Little Lord’s team is thrilled to be back at the Brick, where we’ll be taking out the risers, pulling down the lights, and turning the space into a pop-up makeshift Viennese cafe, complete with coffee specialities (Nescafe) and authentic Austrian pastries (Little Debbie’s).