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33 Variations

33 Variations A play that powerfully deals with human spirituality, filled with humor and pathos, accompanied by spectacular visual effects and a classical pianist, on stage, playing excerpts from Beethoven's sublime ‘33 Variations.’  Directed by Richard Camp.

“33 Variations” is another relatively new play with which many of you may not be familiar.  It deals with the passion, power and humor of Ludwig van Beethoven.  If music be the food of love, then this play is a feast of styles and elements.  

Shifting between the present and the 1800’s (Beethoven is a character in the play), modern-day characters interact with those from the past, in an attempt to solve a musical mystery but, not in a way you might expect.

Eye-popping visual images are projected onto and over the entire set, and, you’ll hear Beethoven’s incomparable music throughout the play, powerfully played by classical pianist Aaron Embry.  It’s a phantasmagoria of sights and sounds.

Playwright Moises Kaufman has richly captured the depths of Beethoven’s passion by juxtaposing the composer’s struggle with deafness with those of a musicologist (Dr. Katherine Brandt) who is dealing with her own physical ailments.  Two hundred years apart, the passion of Dr. Brandt and Beethoven meld into a story about family, about obsession, and ultimately about love… showing us that love is the driving force that keeps us living, yearning, exploring, and discovering the places in the heart that serve as reservoirs for our human compassion.

Presenter / Producer: Ojai Art Center Theater

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama

Event Phone: 805-640-8797

Ojai Art Center Theater
113 S. Montgomery Street
Ojai CA 93023

Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo

Performance Dates: 6/22/2018 - 7/15/2018
Friday, 06/22/2018
Saturday, 06/23/2018
Sunday, 06/24/2018
Friday, 06/29/2018
Saturday, 06/30/2018
Sunday, 07/01/2018
Friday, 07/06/2018
Saturday, 07/07/2018
Sunday, 07/08/2018
Friday, 07/13/2018
Saturday, 07/14/2018
Sunday, 07/15/2018

Performance Times
Friday and Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Sunday matinees at 2 pm

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