Bach at Leipzig
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"
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