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Taproot’s ‘Bach at Leipzig’ opens this week

Taproot Theatre opens its month-long run of “Bach at Leipzig” this weekend, with previews on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. There’s also a Pay What You Can performance on May 22.


Imagine, Leipzig, 1722. Germany’s most renowned music director is dead at the keyboard. As the country’s greatest organists descend to vie for the job, melodies of rivalry, trickery and blackmail compose a fugue of plots and counterplots. Rooted in history but reveling in flights of fiction, Bach at Leipzig is deliciously scored with wild and witty revelations.

Taproot Theatre is at 204 N. 85th St.