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Full Length, Drama
4 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 8, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2392-4

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE ON MUSIC: Sheet music is required for production. The cost is $10.00, and the sheet music will be distributed digitally upon receipt of full license fees payment. There is no per-performance royalty fee for the use of this music.

SPECIAL NOTE ON IMAGES: Several images required for production are protected under copyright by the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, so we are unable to distribute them. For rights to use those images, you will have to contact the Beethoven-Haus Bonn directly.

Images for projection are available for purchase with your license for $35.00 and will be distributed digitally. For more information, click here. The nonprofessional fee for the use of these images is $25.00 per performance.
THE STORY: A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they’re separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.
“You don’t have to know Beethoven from Bach to find yourself thoroughly absorbed by the theatricality with which Kaufman has tied a historic event—the legendary mystery surrounding one of Beethoven’s compositions—to a drama about a fatally ill Beethoven scholar, her relationship with her daughter and the daughter’s burgeoning romance.” —CurtainUp.

“It’s a compellingly original and thoroughly watchable play for today that deserves to remembered.” —Talkin’ Broadway.