The Kreutzer Sonata
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Kathryn Eberle, Jason Hardink and Robert Scott Smith in The Kreutzer Sonata
Thursday, we’re talking about a new production by Plan-B Theatre Company that adapts a passionate sonata by Beethoven and a banned novella by Tolstoy. In 1889, Tolstoy used the sonata as the driving force behind a husband’s jealousy and murderous rage. Playwright Eric Samuelsen says his goal was for the audience to hear Beethoven the way Tolstoy’s character heard him. Samuelsen joins us, along with pianist Jason Hardink and others, to discuss the art and emotion of The Kreutzer Sonata.
Plan-B Theater Company's The Kreutzer Sonata runs Sunday and Monday nights through November 9. Limited tickets are still available for November performances. Click here for more information.
- Playwright Eric Samuelsen
- Nova Chamber Music Series director Jason Hardink
- Actor Robert Scott Smith
- Director Jerry Rapier
- Music Historian Daniel Barolsky, Beloit College