Karl Schönherr &
Regie Martin Kušej , ,
Bühne Martin Zehetgruber , ,
Kostüme Heide Kastler , ,
Musik Bert Wrede , ,
Licht Herbert Markl , ,
Dramaturgie Sebastian Huber , ,
Sein Weib Birgit Minichmayr , ,
Der Mann Werner Wölbern , ,
Ein junger Grenzjäger Tobias Moretti , ,
Duration 90 minutes, no intermission
Szenenfoto Der Weibsteufel

Karl Schönherr’s drama THE SHE-DEVIL premiered at the Burgtheater in 1915. It is a furious piece of popular theatre about a woman and two men from the mountains of Tyrol. A man who makes a living from selling smuggled goods learns that the local policeman has hatched a plan to finally put an end to his activities, after many failed attempts. The policeman enlists the help of a border patrolman who is to ingratiate himself with the criminal’s attractive wife. The border patrolman stands to gain a speedy promotion if he can sweet-talk the woman into giving up information. The husband, in turn, encourages his wife to pretend to fall for the patrolman in order to win time for his criminal activities.

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