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Eddie Korbich to Play Richard Wagner in New Drama My Parsifal Conductor

Robert Kalfin directs Allan Leicht’s new play for the Directors Company.

Eddie Korbich will star in My Parsifal Conductor.
Eddie Korbich will star in My Parsifal Conductor.
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The Directors Company will present the world premiere of Allan Leicht's My Parsifal Conductor, running at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA September 25-November 3. Robert Kalfin is set to direct.

My Parsifal Conductor follows composer Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima as they try to control their anti-Semitic views when King Ludwig II of Bavaria insists that Hermann Levi, the son of a rabbi, conduct Wagner's final masterpiece, Parsifal.

Eddie Korbich will star as Wagner, with Claire Brownell as Cosima, Geoffrey Cantor as Levi, Carlo Bosticco as Ludwig, Logan James Hall as Nietzsche, Alison Cimmet as Dora, and Jazmin Gorsline as Carrie/Sophie.

The production will have 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.