In the Directors Company's new comedy, musical genius Richard Wagner and wife Cosima find themselves in a dilemma when King Ludwig insists that the son of a rabbi, Hermann Levi, conduct the premiere of "Parsifal."
In this spin on real-life events, Maestro Levi must consider his complex relationship with the Wagners. Does Art have its “special needs,” after all? "My Parsifal Conductor" is the world premiere comedy that dares to probe that question. Written by Emmy and Writers Guild Winner Allan Leicht.
See it if you want to see a most un-Wagnerian light comedy/memory play about Cosima's death-bed attempt to absolve the Wagners of their anti-Semitism.
Don't see it if you want to avoid an overstuffed, overlong, overacted comedy; you're not at least peripherally familiar w/Wagner, Nietzsche & King Ludwig II
See it if Wonderful performances by all actors; best use of a limited set on an assumed limited budget; timely topics of bias; expert play construct
Don't see it if assumes working knowledge of Wagner and his works; barely compelling for those with Wagnerian knowledge
See it if You are a Wagner fan or are interested in how otherwise intelligent people can pursue anti-Semitism or any form of irrational discrimination
Don't see it if You are looking for a strong plot with active, heroic characters.
See it if you like pretentious, humorless, overacted comedies about Wagner. Nietzsche and anti-semitism.
Don't see it if you don't like pretentious, humorless, overacted comedies about Wagner. Nietzsche and anti-semitism.
See it if you have an interest in everything Wagner; you enjoy seeing shows in its infancy. Cosima & the conductor are well acted. Some funny bits.
Don't see it if you don't like snail paced plays with little to offer. I wanted more info, this is superficial, based more on religion than anything else
See it if You're interested in Wagner and anti-Semitism and all that. It certainly left me wondering more about all of the history.
Don't see it if At times it feels like this is a safe way for people to say things that are normally shocking. It's a bit uncomfortable.
See it if you're interested in Wagner/the opera Parcival; like historical dramas; like new plays; want to see some excellent, innovative staging.
Don't see it if you're expecting to see a comedy as the advertising suggested.
See it if You'd like a poor play that toys with Wagner's antisemitism and Nietzsche while Cosima Wagner asks "angels" (audience) to save her. We can't
Don't see it if You dislike Jew-hatred (undisguised or otherwise) and also weak plays.
See it if You want to see great talent in a show that is not too good. This is not really a comedy. Confusing script.
Don't see it if You want a nite out to see good theater. The good actors are trapped with bad direction...too slow and too long...
See it if you like historical theater, are a hardcore "Wagner-ite" or enjoy pointless plays that are an hour overlong with mostly unlikable characters
Don't see it if you're expecting complex characters, or an honest treatment of Wagner's notorious antisemitism, based on what is a historical footnote...
See it if you like Wagner and must see everything connected with him. We watched the 1st preview, though, maybe it is condensed by now.
Don't see it if you don't want to hear about anti-Semitism and want to go home early (play was way too long and slow in first preview)
See it if You're interested in the life of Shubert & his life & don't mind an ambitious portrayal that's a little rough around the edges.
Don't see it if you won't be forgiving of these actors who give a weak script their all. It just missed the mark. Better editing would've helped.
See it if You want a masterclass in acting: this cast is really good and make this a stimulating evening.
Don't see it if You get too frustrated by plays that are uneven, because you have to focus so much through the meaningful and the meaningless.
See it if you are going for the performances. The script is a bit of an endurance test.
Don't see it if you're expecting a comedy. Even though it is billed as such, there aren't many laughs in store.
See it if You are interested in Cosima Wagner and her blatant German anti-semitism. Clever appearances of Ludwig, and neitchize. Interesting lightin
Don't see it if You don’t want to be reminded of the poison of antisemitism that permeated culture in Germany
See it if you are interested in some historical facts about Wagner's antisemitism and his Jewish conductor.
Don't see it if you are looking for a serious presentation of the facts or a comedy.
See it if 2nd act better than 1st - one might learn a lot about the Wagners and the relationships with other people and true situations
Don't see it if Show listed as comedy and isn't really funny - it's about anti-Semitism and can be rather off-putting, even offensive in present form