Jagerstatter

Author(s): Felix Mitterer
Jagerstatter is based on the life and death of the martyr Franz Jagerstatter (1907–1943), an Austrian farmer who refused to fight for Hitler because of his Catholic faith. Mitterer depicts Franz, who was beatified by Pope Benedict CVI in 2007, as a courageous but struggling and insecure human being and not at all as a saint.
Format: Full-length play
Cast Size:8M/3F
Character breakdown:

Franz Jagerstatter
Franziska, his wife
Rosalia, his mother
Theresia, mother of Franz’s child
Head Teacher, local group leader
Priest Furthauer
Mayor
Rudi, son of a farmer
Bishop of Linz
Officer, older Colonel in Enns
Dr. Feldmann, officer and Franz’s lawyer in Berlin

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Theater an der Josefstadt, Vienna, June 20th, 2013.
Nationality of Author: Austrian
Original Language: German
Publisher:

UNO Press (2015)

Experience(s) Chronicled: Resistance | Righteous Gentiles

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