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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 21 2012
Price: $22-$42
Inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, Moises Kaufman's 2007 play bristles—like Beethoven's music—with intelligence, emotional power, moral gravity, surprising humor, and piercing honesty. Crosscutting between 1820s Vienna and contemporary Bonn and New York, it follows driven musicologist Katherine Brandt on her quest to unlock the secrets of Beethoven's piano masterpiece before she succumbs to ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's disease). Katherine's prickly relationship with her adult daughter is juxtaposed with the composer's turbulent friendships as Kaufman explores the fragility of life and the link between creativity and obsession. Nick Bowling's production for TimeLine Theatre features an ingenious multimedia design by Mike Tutaj, a first-rate supporting cast, and a brilliant performance by Janet Ulrich Brooks as Katherine. —Albert Williams

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