Musical genius Richard Wagner (Eddie Korbich) and his devoted wife, Cosima (Claire Brownell), find themselves in a moral, political, and musical dilemma when King Ludwig II of Bavaria (Carlo Bosticco) insists that the son of a rabbi, Hermann Levi (Geoffrey Cantor), conduct the premiere of Wagner's sacred final opera, Parsifal. In this comedic spin on real-life events, Maestro Levi must consider his complex relationship with the Wagners. Does art have "special needs" after all? My Parsifal Conductor is the world-premiere comedy that dares to probe that question.
Written by Emmy Award and Writers' Guild winner Allan Leicht, My Parsifal Conductor is directed by the founder of New York's Chelsea Theatre Center, Robert Kalfin, and produced by the award-winning not-for-profit theater company the Directors Company by special arrangement with producer Ted Snowdon.