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The turbulent comedy plays on 18./19. March in the Willy-Brandt-Halle Mühlheim

by Karl-Heinz Stier

(27.02.2023) Three men, one destiny: all were married to the same woman and never want to marry again… until a matchmaker shows up with three daughters in her luggage. The spa doctor Wendeborn, the music scholar Laurentius and the embassy attaché von Riesinger share the same fate: All three were married to the same woman, and this experience was so formative that they decided never to marry again.

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So they meet up with their lawyer Schlesinger for an enjoyable annual celebration: a year earlier, the last of the three had been divorced. As they bask in their bachelorhood, a matchmaker introduces herself. She is looking for suitable husbands for the three daughters of a manor owner who has just remarried and whose daughters do not get along with their new mother at all. The group of men hesitates a bit, but to their own surprise, the three “burned” want to expose themselves to the fire again.

When the landowner Gumbrecht announces the arrival of the three gentlemen to his daughters, they are not at all happy. Because Gumbrecht would like to marry off all three daughters to the bachelors as quickly as possible so that they can leave the house again and the quarrel between his new wife and the daughters finally ends. Initially, getting to know each other developed according to plan. The gentlemen make a fabulous impression and one is quickly sure that a triple wedding is soon to come. But suddenly the tide turns and all gentlemen want to retreat…

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Variation in three acts by Franz Arnold & Ernst Bach in Hessian dialect in the Willy-Brandt-Halle Mühlheim, Dietesheimer Str. 90
Saturday, March 18, 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, 4 p.m.

Tickets € 16 (free choice of seats). Duration approx. 1.5 hours with a break

Advance sales on Tel. (0176)525456 14 (Mon. Tel. 0176/52545614 (Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) as well as by email to [email protected]

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