A woman - Mary Page Marlowe / Eine Frau - Mary Page Marlowe

Tracy Letts
A woman - Mary Page Marlowe
Austrian premiere

 

Which moments in a life have been the most important? What do you remember? Are the great occasions still there, are they what define us? Are there times when we would have had the choice to give our lives a whole new direction? How much self-determination is in our life?

In Tracy Lett's new play "A Woman - Mary Page Marlowe", the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright poses exactly this question. He shows his protagonist in eleven ages and stages of life: as a child, as an old woman, as a student, as a mother, as a young wife. In snapshots, Letts tells what made Mary Page Marlowe the person she is right now, showing that life doesn't always tell a compelling story - and that the idea of ultimate self-determination doesn't always have to come true.

Alexandra Liedtke will stage this life of a woman in her fourth directorial work at the Kammerspiele in Josefstadt.

Program and cast

Director 
Alexandra Liedtke
set 
Volker Hintermeier
costumes 
Su Buhler
Music 
Karsten Riedel
dramaturgy 
Cinja Bald

light 
Sebastian Schubert

 

Mary Page Marlowe 
Sandra Cervik
Mary Page Marlowe 
Johanna Mahaffy
Mary Page Marlowe 
Babett Arens
Mary Page Marlowe 
Livia Ernst

Louis Gilbert 
Johannes Brandweiner/Jona Snow White

Wendy Gilbert 
Lisa-Carolin Nemec
Lorna 
Swintha Gersthofer
Connie 
Gioia Osthoff
Andy 
Martin Zauner
Ed Marlowe 
Santa Claus Barton
Roberta Marlowe 
Silvia Meisterle
therapist 
Raphael of barges
nurse 
Martina Ebm
Ray 
Marcus Bluhm
Dan 
Roman Schmelzer
Ben 
Igor Karbus

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Theater in der Josefstadt

The Theater in der Josefstadt is a theater in Vienna in the eighth district of Josefstadt. It was founded in 1788 and is the oldest still performing theater in Vienna. It is often referred to colloquially as simply Die Josefstadt.


Following remodeling and rebuilding in 1822 — celebrated by the performance of the overture Die Weihe des Hauses ('Consecration of the House') by Beethoven — opera was staged there including Meyerbeer and Wagner. From 1858 onwards the theatre gave up opera and instead concentrated on straight theatre and comedy.

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