a concert performance of the new musical
book by Al D’Andrea music by Darryl Curry
lyrics by MK Wolfe
directed by Al D’Andrea
Mesmerized is the true story of Anton Mesmer and his most famous (and scandalous) cure of the blind pianist Theresa Paradies in 1777 Vienna using the radical curative technique he termed “animal magnetism.” The show plunges the audience into Mesmer’s world at the dawn of the Age of Reason, with characters such as Mozart, Benjamin Franklin, the Queen Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, and others – all 100% true encounters had by the infamous doctor.
at the St Lawrence Arts Center, Portland