Hugo von Hofmannsthal • Everyman

The Play of the Rich Man's Death
The play about the death of the rich man


In case of bad weather in the Grosses Festspielhaus

Duration of the performance: approx. 2 hours, no break


  • 26 July 2009, 17:30


  • 29 July 2009, 20:30
  • 01 August 2009, 20:30
  • 05 August 2009, 20:30
  • 13 August 2009, 17:30
  • 14 August 2009, 17:30
  • 15 August 2009, 17:00
  • 17 August 2009, 17:00
  • 19 August 2009, 17:00
  • 22 August 2009, 17:00
  • 24 August 2009, 16:30
  • 27 August 2009, 16:30

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Christian Stückl, Director
Marlene Poley, Sets and Costumes
Markus Zwink, Music


Peter Fitz, The Lord God
Ben Becker, Death
Peter Jordan, Devil
Peter Simonischek, Everyman
Elisabeth Trissenaar, Everyman’s Mother
Peter Jordan, Everyman's Good Companion
Peter Fitz, A Poor Neighbour
Friedrich Mücke, A Debtor
Britta Bayer, The Debtor’s Wife
Johann Christof Wehrs, The Steward
Olaf Weissenberg, The Cook
Sophie von Kessel, Paramour
Heinz Zuber, Fat Cousin
Thomas Limpinsel, Thin Cousin
Gabriel Raab, Mammon
Elisabeth Rath, Good Deeds
David Supper, Servant
Riederinger Kinder, The Narrators
Ars Antiqua Austria
Gunar Letzbor, Musical Direction


Conversion does not take place through the recitation of pious formulas. This is the message that Christian Stückl places at the dramaturgical center of his revised version of Jedermann. Jedermann's late insight of having missed the point of his own life becomes the turning point of his conversion – made possible and initiated by the trusting gaze of a woman. In this gaze, he sees that his life has not been judged summarily. In the end, that is the faith which is demanded of Jedermann: the conviction that God means well for him and his life, and will continue to mean well until the end. That the creator has placed his creature on a path, and will return him to that path, in spite of all his aberrations and mistakes. Conversion is more than turning around, it is returning home: arriving at one's own self, at the human core of being inherent in every person.

Josef Bruckmoser