Max von Thun (Emanuel Schikaneder)Lisa Maria Potthoff (Eleonore Schikaneder)Nicholas Ofczarek (Wallerschenk)Michael Kranz (Alfons)Anna Maria Sturm (Babette Paccoli)Erwin Steinhauer (Franz Paccoli)Maximilian Schafroth (Georg Vester)Butz Ulrich Buse (Richter)Anna Brüggemann (Magd Maria)Fritz Karl (Baron von Playen)Martin Weinek (Wirt Kolber)Christian Lerch (Vorarbeiter)Rainer Haustein (Bergmann Hassl)Florian Teichtmeister (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Summer 1780: On the way to Salzburg, Emanuel Schikaneder's theatre group gets held up in a small mountain village on the Austrian border due to a missing performance permit. In this village a dispute between mine owner Paccoli and the rebelling mine workers is escalating. The situation immediately inspires Schikaneder with the idea for a new play, but before long not only the mineworkers but also Schikaneder's performers take to the picket line because Schikaneder seems to care more about spending time with high society than his actors, whom the Landlord refuses to feed until Schikaneder pays the outstanding bill. A hastily-put-together open-air performance by the troupe leads to major disruption..