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What do you know about Friedrich Nietzsche?

NIETZSCHE, a new musical currently in development, explores the tangled, passionate personal relationships that shaped the life, the philosophical ideas, and the ongoing legacy of the enigmatic, influential philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).

While striving for philosophical and historical accuracy, NIETZSCHE spins a spell-binding tale of one man’s search for a life worth living, and the women who helped him find it.

It reveals Nietzsche as a man of his time, who was keen to address and rebut social movements we also share — including anti-Semitism, xenophobic nationalism, and religious fundamentalism.

His story and his life’s work have never been more relevant than they are today.

NIETZSCHE is a collaboration between Kimerer LaMothe (book, lyrics, music) and Geoffrey Gee (music, orchestration), featuring two acts, twenty-four songs, a cast of at least nine leads, and a dancing chorus.

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“What I do or do not do now is as important for everything that is yet to come as is the greatest event of the past: in this tremendous perspective of effectiveness all actions appear equally great and small.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Gay Science