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'The Infernal Comedy' is a stage-play for a Baroque-Orchestra, two
Sopranos and one actor. It is based on the real-life story of Jack
Unterweger, a convicted murderer, acclaimed imprisoned poet, pardoned
and celebrated author and journalist, notorious womanizer,
and prime example of reintegration, who gradually was suspected of
killing a growing number of prostitutes in Vienna, Graz,
Prague and Los Angeles, later vanished from Vienna, fled into the
U.S, got arrested in Miami, transferred to Austria, accused and finally
committed suicide after being convicted of homicide in eleven cases.
'If you wear this name, women will love you or hate you - call you a liar or pervert - but they will never leave you alone.'
BONUS: inside THE INFERNAL COMEDY
The deceitful criminal history of Jack Unterweger, the prisoner convicted of killing a woman who subsequently became a
literary sensation and was considered to be a model of rehabilitation, is the true source and subject of the musical theatre
piece for Baroque orchestra, two sopranos and an actor. This role is perfectly impersonated by John Malkovich. Observations
at the rehearsals for this unusual and genre-leaping theatre evening are interwoven with historic background information.