by Jon Marans
31 March- 10 May 2008
31 March- 10 May 2008
daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays
70 minutes
20 minutes
60 minutes
approx. 10 pm


In Jon Marans’ deeply moving and compelling play, two seemingly incompatible men use music as a common language to navigate the hidden, protective layers of their own souls. Stephen, a  Jewish American concert pianist burned out at 25, comes to Vienna in search of the spark he once had. But before he can study with a world-renowned teacher, Stephen must spend a humbling semester taking singing lessons. His taskmaster is an enigmatic vocal coach, Professor Mashkan: a pianist in his fifties with a firm grasp of the Romantics and an insight into true musicianship which young Stephen lacks. Schumann’s music eventually penetrates the emotional armour protecting the teacher and student, enabling them to learn to live with the aftermath of great loss by artistically expressing it.

Cast & Creative Team

Cast in order of appearance:

Kenneth Tigar
Denis Butkus

Directed by
Fred Kinney
Vernon Marshal
Vanessa  Mallatratt

Stephanie Klapper
Jennifer Pardilla
Carrie Virginia Lee
There will be one intermission of twenty minutes.

No photographs or recording allowed in the theatre without prior permission from the management.