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
Rudi, son of a farmer
Bishop of Linz
Officer, older Colonel in Enns
Dr. Feldmann, officer and Franz’s lawyer in Berlin


Original or Prominent Production: Theater an der Josefstadt, Vienna, June 20th, 2013.
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: German
English Language Translator: Gregor Thuswaldner and Robert Dassanowsky

UNO Press (2015)

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