By Carl Sternheim
Performed in German
Christian Maske has every reason to be satisfied, as he was just appointed as Director General of an internationally operating mining company. But his ambition does not allow for contentment: he wants to completely leave his bourgeois background behind and ascend into higher social circles through marriage. Or, as he calls it, "bridge the abyss between origins and position".
Carl Sternheim's 1914 comedy belongs to the series "Aus dem bürgerlichen Heldenleben".