33 Variations

Written by Moises Kaufman

Directed by Dr. Shannon Walsh


Auditions will be Sunday March 17, 2019 – beginning at 5pm.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided at auditions.
REHEARSALS will begin mid-March. PERFORMANCES RUN: May 10 – 19, 2019

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they’re separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory, and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.



Dr. Katherine Brandt - brilliant and stubborn scholar with ALS. As the play progresses her physical state deteriorates as her mind, heart, and spirit evolve and sharpen. Age range: 40-60


Clara Brandt - Katherine’s daughter and primary caregiver. Freelance costume designer. Also stubborn. Learns acceptance, grace, and to love deeply as the play progresses. Age range: 20-30


Mike Clark - nurse and eventually Clara’s boyfriend. Becomes secondary caregiver for Katherine. Charming, funny, and slightly awkward in the best way. Age range: 25-35


Ludwig van Beethoven - the composer. Here we see him near the end of his life composing the piece Katherine is researching while struggling with his disability and mortality. Age range: 40-60


Anton Diabelli - music publisher and popular composer. Good friend of Beethoven. Happy to stand in his company and his shadow. Age range: 30-40


Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger - librarian at the archive in Germany where Katherine is doing research. Whip smart, takes no nonsense. Forms a tight bond with Katherine as she researches Beethoven. Age range: 40-60


Anton Schindler - Beethoven’s eager assistant and caregiver. Not unlike Clara, but in the Beethoven timeline. Age range: 25-35


AUDITIONS are by appointment only – please call 225.924.6496 to reserve your spot today. Scripts are available for rental from the TBR Box Office {there is a $20 cash deposit, refundable upon return).



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