* World Premiere

Bach at Leipzig (2005)
ln 1712 Johann Kuhnau, revered organist of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. died (on the job) leaving his post vacant. ln order to fill the position, the Leipzig council invited a small number of musicians to audition for the post, including Johann Sebastian Bach. This, however, is not his story. From an important new American playwright comes a farcical escapade of entrances, exits, and witty rapiers of dialogue as six little-known musicians scheme, bribe, blackmail and audition in an attempt to secure the most coveted musical post in all Europe.

“An extravagantly theatrical romp for comedic actors, a valentine to Baroque music"
About the Play
Written By: Itamar Moses
About the Production
Run Dates: 4/29/2005 - 5/29/2005
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Kurt Beattie
Cast: Laurence Ballard - Johann Friedrich Fasch
Todd J. Bjurstrom - The Greatest Organist in Germany
Max Gordon Moore - Johann Martin Steindorff
David Pichette - Georg Balthasar Schott
John Procaccino - Johann Christoph Graupner
Daniel Rappaport - Georg Lenck
R. Hamilton Wright - Georg Friedrich Kaufman
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Bob Borwick - Fight Director
Eric Chappelle - Sound Designer
Lynne Ellis - Assistant Lighting Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Production Stage Manager
Catherine Hunt - Costume Designer
Matthew Smucker - Scenic Designer
Susan Trapnell - Managing Director; Managing Director
Michael Wellborn - Lighting Designer
Erin B. Zatloka - Production Assistant