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Sept 29 - 30, 2011


A cross between chilling crime drama and Baroque opera with live orchestra on period instruments, The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer is based on the life story of twice-imprisoned serial killer Jack Unterweger (played by Malkovich).

“It isn’t easy to kill someone every night on stage. And the more people you kill, the harder it gets. Especially when I kill them as terribly as I do in this show.” –John Malkovich

A cross between chilling crime drama and Baroque opera with live orchestra on period instruments, The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer is based on the life story of twice-imprisoned serial killer Jack Unterweger (played by Malkovich). Mysteriously back from the grave for an autobiographical book tour, Unterweger oozes disconcerting charm, as he narrates his sordid and shocking history. Each chapter concludes with an aria from Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi and more, sung live by stunning sopranos—all too tempting prospects for Unterweger’s bloodlust.

“Hellishly funny” –The Globe and Mail, Toronto

 


Creative

  • Written by: Michael Sturminger
  • Based on idea by: Birgit Hutter and Martin Haselböck
  • Music concept: Martin Haselböck
  • Stage director: Michael Sturminger
  • Costume designer: Birgit Hutter
  • Assistant director: Christiane Lutz
  • Assistant designer: Nina Ball
  • Music by: Vivaldi, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Boccherini and Weber
  • Jack Unterweger: John Malkovich
  • Soprano I: Sophie Klußman
  • Soprano II: Claire Meghnagi

 

  • Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Los Angeles :: Martin Haselböck, conductor
  • A MUSIKONZEPT PRODUCTION

Info

  • Location: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Series: Legend
  • Ages: 15+
  • Running Time: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes no Intermission

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