Jonathan Leaf's The Germans in Paris is a lyrical mixture of high seriousness and romantic comedy tracing the intersecting lives of three exiles: the poet, Heinrich Heine, the composer Richard Wagner, and the revolutionary, Karl Marx, as they make their way through the salons, jails and dueling grounds of 1840s Paris. James Milton directs.
Deidre McFayden of offoffonline.com praised The Germans in Paris for its "sparkling dialogue and abundant wit" and said that "Leaf, a nimble thinker and accomplished stylist, manages to challenge and engage the audience." And Peter McKay for TheCinemasource.com said, "The wonderful new play, The Germans in Paris, is a shining gem in the sometimes unpredictable world of off-Broadway theatre... Leaf is one to watch. His use of language is clean and pure, and his characters jump off the page, even before they are embodied by the actors who are lucky enough to portray them..."
There are additional performances on Sunday Jan 7 at 8 and Monday Jan 8 at 8.