Seduction, Smoke and Music

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Seduction, Smoke, and Music tells the love story of Frédéric Chopin, the renowned composer, and George Sand, the infamous cigar-smoking French novelist and feminist. The performance explores the unfolding of their passionate relationship over a decade, from the first meetings that were repulsive to him yet intriguing to her, a wild affair in Majorca, to Sand finally assuming an unlikely motherly role of Chopin that was ultimately doomed. Sinéad Cusack, as the unconventional and controversial cigar smoking George Sand, and Jeremy Irons, as the celebrated pianist and composer, read letters exchanged between the lovers in an evening accompanied and illustrated by the music of Chopin.  The script in this theatrical concert is composed of words from letters of George Sand and Frédéric Chopin, testimony by their friends, and other documentary material. Eve Wolf and Max Barros, Artistic Directors, Ensemble for the Romantic Century. Barrett Wissman, Executive Producer, Barrett Wissman and IMG Artists. James Melo, scriptwriter. Directed by Donald T. Sanders. Production design by Vanessa James.