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Directed by Jessica Zingher

October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2020 at 7:30pm

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius.

Even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

Characters

DR. KATHERINE BRANDT

a musicologist

CLARA BRANDT

her daughter

MIKE CLARK

a nurse

LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN

a composer

ANTON DIABELLI

a music publisher

DR. GERTRUDE LADENBURGER

a librarian

ANTON SCHINDLER

Beethoven’s secretary

PIANIST

Production Staff

Directed by

Jessica Zingher

Production Designer

Rod Oden

Reviews

"You don't have to know Beethoven from Bach to find yourself thoroughly absorbed by the theatricality with which Kaufman has tied a historic event—the legendary mystery surrounding one of Beethoven's compositions—to a drama about a fatally ill Beethoven scholar, her relationship with her daughter and the daughter's burgeoning romance." — CurtainUp

"It's a compellingly original and thoroughly watchable play for today that deserves to remembered." —Talkin' Broadway.