Einmal Hunderttausend Thaler

Event Information

Thalia Theater

Price: $1.50; $.75; $.60; $.50; $.30; $10 private box (seats 6)

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 March 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Nov 1866, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka 100,000 Thaler; Einmal Hunderttausend Thaler
Text Author: Kalisch


Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 13 November 1866.
Review: New York Herald, 14 November 1866, 5.

Einmal Hundret Tausend Thaler was given last night at the Thalia theatre, and badly performed. With the exception of Mr. Ahlfeld none of the actors knew their parts. Then again the play is old, was written to suit an audience fifteen to twenty years ago, and contains matter of local rather than cosmopolitan interest. Thus the two characters, Zireckauer [?] and Zittauer, two Berlin speculators of the Hebrew persuasion, very fairly impersonated by Messrs. Klotz and Winkel, are well known in Germany, and are as familiar to our Teutonic cousins on the other side as Artemus Ward or Ike Parkington is to us. But to the general public here they represent nothing more than any other characters in the piece, and therefore their effect was entirely lost. Mr. Lohmann, a speculator, was very fair, but did not sing as well as usual. Miss Dziuba, on the contrary, sang extremely well, and received a great deal of applause. Mr. Ahlfeldt [sic] executed sundry comic pas and dances, which afforded much amusement, and confirmed the general favor with which he is invariably perceived by the public.”