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Sunday, March 29, 2009

World's oldest ever living actor to play the role of God in Everyman

The 105-year-old actor Johannes Heesters cannot stop. In the summer he plays "God" in "Everyman" in Stuttgart.

Johannes Heesters is 105 years old, yet keeps the passion for being on stage.

In the summer, Johannes "Jopie" Heesters will be every evening on the stage in Stuttgart- as God. The 105-year-old takes the role "God the Lord" in Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Everyman" was announed by the Stuttgart theatre on Friday.

The piece will be put on everyday from 11 June to 24 July daily (except Sundays) in the Old Playhouse. "Everyman" was put on the schedule at short notice, as the stage version of the play "The Lives of Others" was not yet ready.

Cathcon- Heesters, who visited Dachau as a guest of the commandant, but maintains that he did not put a show on, said a few months ago on Dutch TV that Hitler was not such a bad bloke. His much younger wife berated him immediately. This caused uproar in Germany, leading to an apology on prime time TV.

Here at the height of his career- including "Give me in farewell your hand again"

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