Carl Zuckmayer

Das Leben des Horace A.W. Tabor
Aus den Tagen der letzten Könige
Schauspiel in 5 Akten
7 D, 18 H, St, 7 Dek
UA: 18.11.1964 · Schauspielhaus Zürich · Directed by: Werner Düggelin
1879, Colorado. The local head of the post office and tavern patron Tabor makes his fortune by trading a gallon of whiskey for 2/3 of the claim of two starving Germans. He takes to abusing his workers at the silver mine, moves on to the office of governor of Colorado, and equally from his homely wife „Lady“ to his new mistress „Baby“ Doe. He gets blackmailed by Baby’s pimp and, after divorcing „lady“, marries her. He ends up losing in the stock market and returns to the block hut of his beginnings, where he is cared for by both Lady and Baby and dies, amidst his new and old wife, a poor, but happy death.