The Germans in Paris

Author: Jonathan Leaf

The Germans in Paris

Description: A bittersweet comedy about the German poet and writer Heinrich Heine and his life in Paris in the 1840's, most especially focusing on his love affairs and his friendships with such famous socialist intellectuals as Karl Marx and Richard Wagner.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 4/25/2012
Content Advisory: The play has some adult themes - most specifically, adultery. It does not include nudity or foul language
4 Acts, 110 Minutes
3 Females, 6 Males

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Keywords: Biographies · Fight Sequences · Historical · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Politics

Original Production Information

The Germans in Paris was first produced by the Immediate Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters, New York City, in 2005, with the following cast and credits:

Heinrich Heine - Kevin Kelly
Karl Marx - Corey Moosa
Rene Burckhardt, Conrad Schramm - Bruce Barton
Richard Wagner - Brian Louis Hoffman
Monsieur Morisot, Solomon Strauss - Henry Caplan
Willich, The Voice of the Priest - Paul Siemens
Madame Marguerite Morisot - Ali Marsh
Madame Josephine Fenel - Christi Craig
Mathilde Heine - Monica West

Director - Jose Zayas
Sets - Meghan E. Healey
Costumes - Maline Casta
Lighting - Maria Cristina Fuste
Sound Design - Jane Shaw - with music of Frederic Chopin and Richard Wagner
Stage Manager - Christine D. Goutmann
Assistant Stage Manager - Nikki Bauman
Sound Operator - Jean-Paul Steinberg
Scenic Painter - Tony Andrea
Master Electrician - Connor Loughran
Graphic Designer - Fran Reyes