Onstage: Victoria Musica

How can people with the best of intentions do things that eventually turn out to be wrong, or at least misguided? Such matters are the foundation of Michele Lowe’s Victoria Musica, in its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse. The overt focus of thi

Oct 7, 2009 at 2:06 pm

How can people with the best of intentions do things that eventually turn out to be wrong, or at least misguided? Such matters are the foundation of Michele Lowe’s Victoria Musica, in its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse.

The overt focus of this play is Victoria Wedlin (Mariann Mayberry, pictured), a world-renowned cellist whose artistic output comes under question. Following a quick and stellar rise to fame, she withdrew from public view for health reasons but issued many acclaimed recordings. After her death, however, questions arise as to whether the recorded performances are actually hers. How and why would that happen?

Through Oct. 25 at the Thompson Shelterhouse. Read Rick Pender's full review and get show details here.