Epilogue to Wiener Wald: "Fahrt ins Glück" with Petra Morzé

Premiere
Saturday, 14 March 2015
10 pm

A second encounter with Marianne
From Ödön von Horváths "Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald"

Staged monologue by Angela Schneider
Performed in German

Director: Cornelia Rainer
Set & costume design: Stefanie Muther
Sounddesign: Karl Stirner
Marianne: Petra Morzé

Synopsis

“I can’t go on. I can go no further,” she says to Oskar. “Well, come on then,” he replies. Those are the last words in Ödön von Horváth’s immortal stage play. What happened afterwards? What became of Marianne?

We meet her several years later in a park in Vienna. She is sitting on a swing she once used to play with as a child. Austria is about to be annexed by Nazi Germany. The harbingers of this disastrous future hang in the air. Marianne had gone with her fiancé Oskar and did, in the end, marry him. And she had another child, Robert. But she cannot love him as she would like to for the child’s sake and for hers as a mother. She is trapped in a life that she once thought she could escape from with Alfred. But the journey into happiness was soon over. Now she is Oskar’s wife, just as her father, the king of the magicians, foretold. Everyone is satisfied. Except her. She immerses herself in the past and gradually finds a foothold in the present which she cautiously accepts.

Petra Morzé plays this role just as one would wish. As a young actress she played the part of Marianne very successfully in Horváth’s Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald at the Theater in der Josefstadt in 1994 with Herbert Föttinger as Alfred under the direction of Karl-Heinz Hackl. This is without doubt a propitious place to start from, but is certainly not the only reason that she gets inside this character so well. Follow Oskar’s last words and join us in the “Hölle”. Immediately after the opera ends, come and find out what became of Marianne.

Cast

A second encounter with Marianne
From Ödön von Horváths "Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald"

Staged monologue by Angela Schneider
Performed in German

Book

Angela Schneider

Biography
Director

Cornelia Rainer

Biography
Set & costume design

Stefanie Muther

Biography
Sound design

Karl Stirner

Biography
Marianne

Petra Morzé

Biography