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Review: Timing is everything in 'The Goldberg Variations'

Review: Timing is everything in 'The Goldberg Variations'

“The Goldberg Variations” (with some slight modifications to the title) is a challenging harpsichord piece by Johann Sebastian Bach, a career-altering recording of that piece by pianist Glenn Gould, a ballet by Jerome Robbins, an “X-Files” episode and a novel by Andrew Grof.

Now, “The Goldberg Variations” has taken on another form, as Stuart Meltzer’s engaging and intricate play by that title gets its world premiere at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors. Meltzer, a Carbonell Award-winning director, is best known in South Florida as the founding artistic director of Miami’s Zoetic Stage. But he is also a gifted and skilled playwright, as his highly theatrical play about a...

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