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The Piano Tuner ()

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Adapters: Birgit Schreyer Duarte and Natalie Corbett
Director: Birgit Schreyer Duarte

Adapted from the novel by Pascal Mercier


The Cameron House – Back Room


August 6th, 2009 – August 16th, 2009


A famous Italian tenor is shot dead on a Berlin stage. The twin children of the suspect, a legendary piano tuner and failed composer, return home, to understand what happened. Years earlier, escaping their incestuous love for one another, they cut all family ties. Suddenly reunited, the twins are forced to overcome their speechlessness. Determined to find the truth, they recount their unique intimacy, but also the disintegrating effect their father’s music had on the family. Through remembering and writing they begin developing their individual identities. Living apart from her own identical twin was the director’s incentive for this project.  (


Tyler J. Seguin Patrice
Miranda Calderon Patricia

Creative Team

Pascal Mercier Author
Birgit Schreyer Duarte Adapter
Natalie Corbett Adapter
Birgit Schreyer Duarte Director
Annette Schreyer Co-Creator
Natalie Corbett Dramaturge
Claudia Kada Set Designer
Claudia Kada Costume Designer
Brendan Gilhuly Lighting Designer
Dario Del Degan Sound Designer
Rebecca Hope Terry Choreographer


Beth Duffus Stage Manager
Louis Schreyer Duarte Poster Design