Old Wicked Songs

By Jon Marans
Directed by Martin L. Platt

October 14 - November 13 , 1998

1998-1999 Mainstage Season

The Story

A young American pianist, a former prodigy frozen in silence by his own tension, travels to Vienna to study with a professor who rescues his soul and his passion for music. This award-winning play is a fascinating exploration of compassion, religion, anti-Semitism, identiry and the power of artistic expression to free the human spirit.

Creative & Production Staff

Musical Director: Henry Palkes
Scenic Designer: Bill Clarke
Costume Designer: Bill Clarke
Lighting Designer: Jackie Manassee
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Liz Woodman


David Rogers (Professor Josef Mashkan)
Mark Boyett (Stephen Hoffman)

Sponsorship & Support

Mainstage Season Sponsor: Monsanto Fund

The Repertory Theatre is grateful to Ernst & Young LLP and Sverdrup Corporation for their generous support of Old Wicked Songs.

Production Notes

Old Wicked Songs was previously produced as part of the 1997–1998 Studio Theatre season, featuring the same director and cast and much of the same creative team.