Bach at Leipzig: an imaginative fugue

Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses. Peoples Light & Theater, 2014.

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Johann Sebastian Bach achieved his fame during the 27 years he spent as organist and music director at Leipzig’s Thomaskirch (St. Thomas church) and cantor of the adjoining Thomasschule. So his presence dominates Itamar Moses’s witty Bach at Leipzig. Actually, Bach never appears in this farce about a …

La Bête: innovation versus tradition

La Bête by David Hirson. Arden Theatre, 2014

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The opening line of La Bête is “I shall not tolerate another word.” This is spoken by Elomire, playwright and leading actor in a theatrical company, rejecting all discussion of adding a new player to his troupe. (Elomire’s name is an anagram for Moliere, and La …

Great Expectations brought to the stage

Dickens: Great Expectations. Arden Theatre, Philadelphia 2014

 

For many readers, Great Expectations is an enthralling and transformative epic, while for others it was boring required reading in high school. Whichever your opinion, the Arden’s production of it provides engrossing entertainment.

Considering these conflicting opinions of the book, how did director Matthew Decker and his team turn …

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