Bach at Leipzig by Itamar Moses

 A semi-historical take on the rise of Bach's career, but without Bach present.  We only hear his music and see his contemporaries.  A farcical comedy about competitive music in the 18th century.

 

Scenic design by Christian Poquette

Lighting design by Catie Dreher

Costume design by Andrea Uitvligt

Individual stories
Individual stories

While the characters interact in this farce, we also hear their isolated tales of intrigue, trying to gain the part that Back would take.

Physical Farce
Physical Farce

The body becomes an actualization of the situation.

Cross dressing and disguise
Cross dressing and disguise

Always a treat in farce.

Cross dressing and sword fights
Cross dressing and sword fights

Even better. And musicians at that!

Action shots
Action shots

The characters get out of control as the farce escalates.

The wigs
The wigs

In this period, the costumes and wigs dominate the style

Arrivals
Arrivals

The musicians each arrive to announce their audition.

Everyone's happy
Everyone's happy

And they do a little dance

Yet another rival
Yet another rival

Lands on the scene