Tags: Countess Thyssen Batthyany

Rechnitz [Der Würgeengel]

Responds to the uncovering of the orgiastic massacre of 180 Jews during a party thrown by Countess Thyssen Batthyany at Rechnitz Castle in Austria in March 1945. The play is a modern “text for speaking” written for performer/messengers who mix up the story with language play and haunting stage imagery, by Austrian Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek.