Based on the short story by Yann Martel
Adapted, co-directed, and performed by Anthony Black
Co-directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
Original Score by Aaron Collier and Jacques Mindreau
With Anthony Black and Jacques Mindreau
From the producers of the critically acclaimed Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. Based on a short story by famed Life of Pi author Yann Martel.
An aspiring Canadian writer is visiting Washington, DC on his first ever trip to the United States. After stumbling upon a group of Vietnam War veterans performing classical concertos in an abandoned theater, he has a life-changing encounter with a forgotten American composer. One Discordant Violin is an extraordinarily moving duet for actor and violinist about finding beauty in unexpected places and what can happen when we reach beyond our grasp.
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“A play about the life-sustaining power of art-making." - The New York Times
"The wondrous violinist and vocalist Jacques Mindreau... plays on our heartstrings with his bow." - Time Out New York
"One Discordant Violin is a decidedly literary work, an allegory that becomes accessible in its translation to the stage thanks to Mr. Black's storytelling skills and Mr. Mindreau's lovely performances of Baroque." - TalkinBroadway
"A truly beautiful production from top to bottom." - Theatermania