The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist: American Premiere of a Dark Comedy by Cornelius Schnauber
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USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies presents the American premiere of The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist, a dark, one-act comedy by Cornelius Schnauber.
Translated from the German by John Howard and Anne Adams, in The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist therapist and patient engage in weekly sessions of mind-games, confessions and, ultimately, role reversals.
Rounding out the evening as a companion piece, is “Jessica’s Monologue,” an extended excerpt from Schnauber’s latest play Highway One.
Highway One, a rhapsodic meditation on art, life and opera translated by Anne Adams, features Lene Pedersen as a young diva with “an Aida complex,” about to make her L.A. Opera debut.
Playwright Cornelius Schnauber is Professor Emeritus of German at USC. A renowned scholar, historian, biographer and educator as well as playwright, his recently produced works in Los Angeles include_ Irma and Emma, Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust _and Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice. The latter was one of the events concurrent with L.A. Opera’s production of the Wagner Ring Cycle.
Director Louis Fantasia has produced and directed more than 150 plays, operas and musicals world-wide. His recent LA productions include The Arab-Israeli Cookbook, Charlotte: Life Or Theatre? and his own performance in Patrick Suskind’s one-man play, T_he Double Bass_.