Greedy, selfish and fawning: these are the words that playwright Ben Jonson, a contemporary of Shakespeare, uses to describe his play. Jonson takes this biting satire to extremes in his classic “Volpone”, which the Waldhausen Mimusbühne will be performing in the coming weeks. The setting is Venice at a time when it was considered the epitome of licentiousness and debauchery.
Volpone (the fox), played by Werner Aigner, tries to rob three contemporaries with cunning and insidiousness by pretending to be a terminally ill patient and letting them hope for his sole heir. He succeeds in doing this with the help of his servant Mosca, played by Alfons Puchner, who only seeks his own advantage in order to look good in the end. The Mimus team dedicates this production to its long-standing ensemble member Josef Hundegger, who died unexpectedly in February: “Johu, look down from your box! You have an eternal free seat!”
The premiere is on May 5 (7:30 p.m.) at Gasthof Hader in Waldhausen. Ticket orders: mimusbuehne.at