JEDERMANN NIGHT

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - Start: 10:00 PM

The play of the rich man’s dying by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (Salzburg Festival 2013, Cathedral Square – in German). A co-production of ORF and UNITEL

Cornelius Obonya and Brigitte Hobmeier at the Domplatz.
Cornelius Obonya and Brigitte Hobmeier at the Domplatz.
JEDERMANN 2013 It was the subject of heated discussion during the 2013 Salzburg Festival: the new production of Hofmannsthal’s Jedermann by the British-American directors’ team of Julian Crouch and Brian Mertes. It begins intriguingly with the procession of a band of actors, marching to live music and wearing all kinds of horrible masks, who then perform the ‘play of the rich man’s dying’, with Cornelius Obonya as the new Jedermann and Brigitte Hobmeier as the enchanting Paramour. She sweeps onto Cathedral Square on a gilded bicycle – a sexy wildcat for the rich playboy. The rest of the cast includes a series of film stars, such as Peter Lohmeyer as Death, Simon Schwarz as the Devil, Jürgen Tarrach as Mammon and Johannes Silberschneider as the Poor Neighbour. And this time, God is embodied by a woman named Florentina Rucker.

Cast

Directors: Julian Crouch / Brian Mertes | Duration: 124 minutes | Featuring: Cornelius Obonya (Jedermann), Brigitte Hobmeier (Paramour), Florentina Rucker (God), Peter Lohmeyer (Death), Simon Schwarz (Devil), Sarah Viktoria Frick (Good Works)