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The Fugue Code ()

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Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Alex Eddington
Director: Alison Cousins


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


July 6th, 2007 – July 14th, 2007


On the eve of the most important event in the history of Western music – the unveiling of a remarkable pipe organ invented by Bach but not built until now – an experimental Composer is kidnapped by a mysterious and ancient organization calling itself the S.M.W.  The Composer’s husband – the Organist who will be the first to play the Bach Memorial Organ – is faced with the bizarre conditions for her release: to solve “The Fugue Code” before the next night’s concert.

As the mystery deepens, a quartet of Bach experts – the Organist, a Musicologist, a Conductor and a Singer – find themselves reluctantly drawn together by a strange plot involving Bach Fugues, cryptic riddles, Bach’s history-shunned second wife Anna Magdalena, and an increasingly bizarre organ…

Can they solve THE FUGUE CODE before the last note of the Well-Tempered Clavier???? (


Alex Eddington Performer

Creative Team

Alex Eddington Playwright
Alison Cousins Director
Alison Cousins Designer
Alison Cousins Dramaturge
Alex Eddington Composer
Alex Eddington Sound Designer


Alison Cousins Stage Manager