Old Wicked Songs

Old Wicked Songs

written by Jon Marans

Presented in collaboration with the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to present the haunting and musical play, OLD WICKED SONGS. In 1986 Vienna, a young Jewish pianist has come to study. But before he begins his piano instruction, he must first take singing lessons from the harsh, anti-semitic Professor Mashkan. As the play unfolds through the poetry of Heinrich Heine and the music of Robert Schumann, secrets are revealed, and these two men from different generations find they have much more in common than they think. OLD WICKED SONGS will run this April and May throughout the duration of the Gilmore Festival.

221 Farmers Alley



Director D. Terry Williams

Technical Director Bryan Bishop

Scenic Design W. Douglas Blickle

Lighting Design David Downey

Sound Design Derek Menchinger

Costume Design Lissa Hartridge

Prop Master Tony Holewinski

Musical Director Jeremy Siskind

Voice Coach David Little

Stage Manager Roger W. Burleigh*

Graphic Design Chris Honeysett


Professor Josef Mashkan Keith Baker*

Stephen Hoffman Nich Mueller



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Gilmore Festival and Farmers Alley Theatre collaborate to stage 'Old Wicked Songs'

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