Jacobowsky and the Colonel

The only advantage the persecuted person has in the world is that he is not the persecutor.
Jacobowsky


In June 1940, the German army occupied the north and west of France. The Polish Jew Jacobowsky once again had to flee because of his origins. His compatriot Colonel Stjerbinsky is to bring secret documents to England. They meet in a hotel in Paris, and because the colonel is a brave officer, but unsuitable for the practical things in life, but Jacobowsky finds a solution to every problem, they undertake the dangerous journey to the Atlantic coast together.

Program and cast

Director: Janusz Kica
Stage design and costumes: Karin Fritz
Dramaturgy: Silke Ofner
Light: Manfred Grohs
Sound Design: Matthias Jakisic


Jacobowsky: Johannes Silberschneider
Colonel Tadeusz Boleslav Stjerbinsky: Herbert Föttinger
Marianne: Pauline Knof
Szabuniewicz: Matthias Franz Stein
The tragic gentleman: Alexander Absenger
The Immortal (Membre de l'Académie Française): Johannes Seilern
Madame Bouffier, landlady of the hotel "Mon Repos et de la Rose": Ulli Maier
Ginette, Marianne's Maid: Therese Lohner
Salomon, concierge of the hotel "Mon Repos et de la Rose": Tobias Reinthaller
The old lady from Arras: Marianne Nentwich, Ulli Fessl
Clémentine: Katharina Hope Kemp/Lara Nguyen


The young girl: Anna Laimanee
The light person: Alma Hasun
The chauffeur of a rich house in Paris: Patrick Seletzky
Clairon, host of the café "Au père Clairon" in Saint Jean-de-Luz: Siegfried Walther
The Brigadier of the Sûreté of Saint Cyrill: Michael Schönborn
The Special Police Commissaire in Saint Jean-de-Luz: Paul Matic
A First Lieutenant of the German Army: Gerhard Kasal
A tourist of the Gestapo: Wojo van Brouwer
The dice player: Ulrich Reinthaller
The boss of Ilot: Claudius von Stolzmann
A widower: Oliver Rosskopf
Little boy: Phillip Bauer/Simon Stadler-Lamisch
Kamnitzer Tamim Fattal

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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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