MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
The Directors Company (Michael Parva, Artistic Director; Leah Michalos, Producing Director), by special arrangement with Ted Snowdon, is proud to announce the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht, directed by Robert Kalfin. Performances begin tonight ahead of an October 11 opening. This is a limited engagement through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA (5 W. 63rd St).
Musical genius Richard Wagner and his ever-faithful wife Cosima, find themselves in a moral, political and musical dilemma when King Ludwig II of Bavaria insists that Hermann Levi, the son of a rabbi, conduct Wagner's final masterpiece, Parsifal. Cosima spends her last night on earth reliving her past and contemplating her after-life. In this surprisingly comedic and imaginative take on the real life events, Hermann Levi causes Cosima & Wagner to try to control their anti-Semitic views.
My Parsifal Conductor features Carlo Bosticco as Ludwig, Claire Brownell as Cosima, Geoffrey Cantor as Levi, Alison Cimmet as Dora, Jazmin Gorsline as Carrie/Sophie, Logan James Hall as Nietzsche and Eddie Korbich as Wagner.
My Parsifal Conductor features set design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hect, lighting design by Paul Hudson, sound design by Andy Evan Cohen and projection design by Tim Donovan/Bravo Media.
For more information on My Parsifal Conductor, visit www.myparsifalconductor.com