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January 1970

Maybe I should call her back. Otherwise she still thinks...

You would be at the hotel with your ex-wife? She certainly doesn't think so. I can calm you down. She is good. But not so good.

A woman, a man, a hotel room by the sea: Silvia orders her ex-husband Gustav for a last discussion in a hotel on the French coast. After almost 20 years of marriage, they are on the verge of divorce. To have an alibi for his new girlfriend, Gustav protects a business appointment in Toulouse. Memories of their time together, accusations, arguments and eroticism alternate every minute with Silvia and Gustav - until the news of a terrorist attack on the very conference centre in Toulouse in which Gustav allegedly finds himself rushes through the media. The number of victims increases every hour and Gustav's alibi disappears...

Program and cast

Director: Torsten Fischer
Stage design: Herbert Schäfer
Set design and costumes: Vasilis Triantafillopoulos
Music: Edwin Crossley-Mercer
Video: Jan Frankl
Dramaturgy: Herbert Schäfer
Light: Manfred Grohs

Silvia, Ex-wife: Sona MacDonald
Gustav, ex-husband: Götz Schulte

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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