By Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn Directed by Jiri Zizka, Conducted by Rossen Milanov
November 20–26, 2002
Meet Ivanov, an oddball trying to survive the totalitarian society of the Soviet Union in the ’70s. He has something in his head you don’t: an orchestra! Ivanov may be a nut, but his cellmate in the asylum is anything but; he’s a political dissenter desperate to save his young son. To tell their story, acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard teamed with noted classical composer Andre Previn, who contributed a spectacularly powerful and lush musical score. To bring this tour-de-force to Philadelphia, the Wilma teams up with The Philadelphia Orchestra, in the first major theatrical production on the Verizon Hall stage at the stunning new Kimmel Center.