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Bach at Leipzig – About

Bach at Leipzig

by Itamar Moses

May 17 – June 15
Previews may 15 & 16 

Leipzig, 1722. Germany’s most renowned music director is dead at the keyboard. As the country’s greatest organists descend to vie for the job, melodies of rivalry, trickery and blackmail compose a fugue of plots and counterplots. Rooted in history but reveling in flights of fiction, Bach at Leipzig is deliciously scored with wild and witty revelations.

“Imagine the Marx Brothers and Tom Stoppard collaborating on a play.” – Milwaukee Sentinal

 

Production Team

Director – Karen Lund
Scenic & Sound Designer - Mark Lund
Costume Designer - Nanette Acosta
Lighting Designer - Roberta Russell
Stage Manager - Micah Lynn Trapp
Dramaturg - Heidi McElrath
Fight Choreographer - Matthew Orme

Cast

(In order of appearance)

Johann Friedrich Fasch – Kevin McKeon
Georg Balthasar Schott - Aaron Lamb
Georg Lenck - Matt Shimkus
Johann Martin Steindorff  - Riley Neldam
Georg Friedrich Kaufmann - Nolan Palmer
Johann Christoph Graupner - Nathan Jeffrey
The Greatest Organist in Germany - Bill Johns

Setting

The Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany 1722. Later, 1750.

Duration

 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission

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