Review: 'The Other Mozart' intrigues at Tobin Center

November 18, 2016 - 11:15am

“The Other Mozart” takes a compelling look at the life of little-known story of Maria Anna Mozart, the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As writer/actress Sylvia Milo’s piece tells it, Maria Anna – also known as Nannerl – was a gifted composer and musician whose promise and accomplishments were eclipsed not only by her brother’s astonishing gifts and growing fame, but also by the limited opportunities for women at the time. The piece captures the frustration of ambitious women of the 18th century and beyond who were thwarted because of their gender. It’s laced with the jaw-dropping ideas of philosophers and others on the limits of the fairer sex, including the notion that thinking could render women infertile. It’s an intriguing piece of theater. “The Other Mozart” can be seen at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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