It seems that Bach is even the subject of a play. Conceived by playwright, Itamar Moses, the play, entitled Bach at Leipzig, was first presented in Ithaca, New York in 2002.
Set in 1722, the action recounts the unexpected death of Leipzig’s revered organist of the Thomaskirche, Johann Kuhnau, and how the town council conducts the search for Kuhnau’s replacement. Of course, one of the musicians who auditions for the job is none other than J.S. Bach. The rest, shall we say, is history.
I would love the chance to see the play. Here is a Samuel French video with playwright, Itamar Moses explaining how he got the idea for Bach at Leipzig.