Under the name Flecks Time Production the sisters

Franziska Fleckenstein (scriptwriter, director, production manager) and

Catharina Fleckenstein (actress, director) work together on projects they develop

and are responsible for.



In preparation:


Beyond the text of the reading, this is a literary documentation of the experiences of a young

man who experienced a relatively carefree childhood in Mainz in the 1920s, became an

army radio operator in Norway during the Second World War and was taken prisoner at the end of

the war. He was comparatively lucky. Nevertheless, this time left deep scars. Many years later he wrote

down his experiences. In various stories relating to specific places and periods of time. 

"Everything that is not suffered and resolved to the end comes back." Hermann Hesse

With this in mind, we try to trace what our father experienced in the formative years of his youth and

growing up. We have compiled his texts in such a way that an overall picture emerges.

How his experiences and stories affected us daughters we tell from the perspective of the young and

old children.


In cooperation with the Förderverein Theresienkapelle Singen e.V.




A field on Fittingstrasse in the industrial area of Singen am Hohentwiel.

Here, during World War 2, forced labourers who were deployed to work in Singen

businesses or in agriculture in the Hegau region were housed in barracks.

After the war, the camp was used for German prisoners of war.

Our father came there in the winter of 1945. He was 21 years old.

In spring 1946, Capitaine Jean Le Pan de Ligny took over responsibility for the

Dépôt 231 Bonaparte, camp de prisonniers de guerre. Under his leadership,

the camp changed from a starvation camp to a model camp. It is thanks to his work

that the prisoners developed the courage and will to live.

Even today, the Theresienkapelle, which Capitaine de Ligny had built by prisoners,

is a visible sign of reconciliation and international understanding.

Our father was entrusted by Capitaine de Ligny with the management of the Varieté group.

With the money the guest performances brought in, food, cigarettes and even alcohol

could be procured for the prisoners of war.

Günther Fleckenstein (1924-2020) recorded his experiences of this time in writing much later.

From these texts and the letters of other fellow prisoners the reading

>Mensch Sein< was created on the occasion of the 75th anniversary

of the Theresienkapelle. Text selection by the Fleckenstein sisters.

With Wolfgang Gellert and Catharina Fleckenstein 


Supported by the Förderverein Theresienkapelle Singen e.V. and

the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Würtemberg






After years of apprenticeship and travel as an assistant director at various theaters in Munich,

touring theaters and the Luisenburg Festspiele Wunsiedel, Franziska Fleckenstein was hired

on a permanent basis at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. There she realized her first productions

as house director. Guest productions followed in Hamburg at the Ernst Deutsch Theater and

at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Since 1997 she has been living in Hamburg as a freelance director.

In addition, she began to support other artists as a production manager, and to work on

theater and film projects as a dramaturge and author.

Since 2021 she is under contract as an author for Microlearnings.