"Max and Mozart"
Author: Liese Haug (FRG 1954)
Genre: Children's radio play
Production: DLR/MDR 2006
Length: 50 min.
Director: Götz Naleppa
Assistant Director: Karena Lütge
Sound: Thomas Monnerjahn
Contributors: Max: Lukas Huthmann
Martin: Kevin Arand
Viola: Lili Zahavi
Director: Gerd Wameling
Queen of the Night: Maria Hartmann
Prompter: Martin Seifert
Sarastro: Otto Mellies
Max as a small child: Rosina Lampen
Soprano: Olga Peretyatko
Flute: Ulf Schaaff
Children's voices: Johannes Selle, Konstantin Schneider, Victor de Maizière
Rapporteur: Gottfried Eberle, Dirk Döbrich
Content: The premiere of W. A. Mozart's 'Magic Flute' is in two hours. But one of the three boys has disappeared. It's Max, who has hidden in a box upstairs in the costume department after a huge row at the dress rehearsal. He doesn't want to perform. This is his revenge on the two other boys. The one boy is a girl and that is exactly the problem. Ever since Viola took over the role of the third boy for the ill-fated Timmi, there has been nothing but teasing, quarrelling and betrayal. Especially Martin, the number two boy, is a mean traitor. And just a few days ago they were best friends. Max had imagined it all quite differently. Nothing at the theatre is as it seems. Not even Mozart, who gets Max out of his box just in time.
But then the curtain rises. The three boys sing their heavenly trio, and Mozart's music enchants everyone.