The Spoilsports or: The Fools’ Inheritance

A mysterious benefactor will split his inheritance between strangers: The dreamer, the noble lady, the ex-officer, the handmaid and the blind poor grandmother – each of them gets only a fraction of the will. But to receive their inheritance they have to put all their fragments together. This sets off a string of cabals, which will end in an apocalyptic nightmare. As more as the heirs fight, play tricks on each other and hatch plots, as more the reality around them changes. The castle, the butler, all seems to be an organic entity, with the spirit of the deceased still living in the midst of it. And where the spirit sees lies, deceit and intrigues he reacts with darkness and decay...

Theatre Rights

  • First published in: 1989
  • Theatre rights:
    Vertriebsstelle und Verlag
    deutscher Bühnenschriftsteller und –komponisten (VVB)
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16 September 1967, Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt. Regie: Heinrich Koch.