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
While the characters interact in this farce, we also hear their isolated tales of intrigue, trying to gain the part that Back would take.
The body becomes an actualization of the situation.
Always a treat in farce.
Even better. And musicians at that!
The characters get out of control as the farce escalates.
In this period, the costumes and wigs dominate the style
The musicians each arrive to announce their audition.
And they do a little dance
Lands on the scene