Bach at Leipzig
Charaters: 7 male
Full Length, Comedy/Farce
Interior setLeipzig, Germany - 1722. Johann Kuhnau, revered organist of the Thomaskirche, suddenly dies, leaving his post vacant. The town council invites musicians to audition for the coveted position, among them young Johann Sebastian Bach. In an age where musicians depend on patronage from the nobility or the church to pursue their craft, the post at a prominent church in a cultured city is a near guarantee of fame and fortune -which is why some of the candidates are willing to resort to any lengths to secure it. BACH AT LEIPZIG is a fugue-like farcical web of bribery, blackmail, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Enlightenment questions about humanity, God, and art.
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I saw Itamar Moses' Outrage in Philadelphia, and it blew me away. Bach at Leipzig somehow managed to do the same thing, even though I couldn't see it live. The play is funny, but it's also intense ... Read full review