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're willing to tolerate a tedious history lesson because of excellent design and production values.
Don't see it if You're not. Uberfans of Wagner and/or German history might be interested, but it's really not an engaging story as presented.
See it if You are a fan of Richard Wagner. You want to see a story that depicts anti-semitism reflected through the Wagner’s eyes.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see blatant anti-semitism spoken about and laughed at over and over coming at you from a long tedious play.
See it if You need to see good actors in good costumes performing a lousy play that insults their talents and steals your time.
Don't see it if You value your time, This is a badly written and directed play dealing with Wagner’s anti Semitism.
See it if you must see everything written about Wagner.
Don't see it if you are expecting a well written play about Wagner, Parsifal or Anti-Semitism. This is not it.
Also The premise of a comedy about Anti-Semitism is tasteless.
See it if you are interested in stories about composer Richard Wagner, his contemporaries and anti-Semitism during this period of time.
Don't see it if you expect "professional" theater as far as script, direction and acting is concerned.
See it if There is a fair amount of historical information regarding Wagner and the social mores present during the time he rose to fame
Don't see it if Although Wagner and Cosima were cartoon anti-Semites, they were NOT funny. Maestro Levi was also cartoonish in his shrugging acceptance.
See it if you'd like to witness a 2hr show about Richard Wagner & his wife's anti-Semitic rants with an attempt at redemption at the end.
Don't see it if you cringe at listening to a slow play about the couple's racist views, attempting to make it absurd but failing miserably.
See it if You want to see an unfunny play on a serious topic that is over-acted and makes lots of historical references that it doesn’t quite explain.
Don't see it if You want this to be your introduction to Wagner, or to teach you about his life and times (or to learn about the anti-Semitic sentiment).
See it if If you like blunt humor...maybe. But I still suggest seeing something else. I'm pretty sure this play will close shortly after opening.
Don't see it if It's a failed attempt to be funny. Full of anti-semitic slurs & confusing situations. Why did this need to be produced for an audience?