2023 Season

Mondragola

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written by Gary Graves
Mar 18–Apr 16

World Premiere #70: a comedy about Machiavelli

*Mondragola: Italian for “The Love Root” (an aphrodisiac)

Things aren’t going so well for Niccolo Machiavelli.  He’s in exile.  The man history will come to know as the author of The Prince, the infamous “Handbook for Tyrants,” is struggling to get by as an itinerant playwright, writing farcical sex comedies to make ends meet.  But a big break comes when he’s invited to present a new play at an elite soiree in Florence.  Little does he know, his play is merely bait to lure the Cardinal of Florence into an assassination plot.  When Machiavelli realizes what’s afoot, he must choose:  is he with the conspirators, or against them?  Either way, he could see his head wind up on the chopping block.  Politics, and playwriting, is a dangerous game!

 

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Fri-Sun: $35-40
Thu & previews: pay-what-you-can

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Fri-Sun: sliding scale $40-$15 at noon day of show

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Performance calendar

(note 7pm showtime on Saturdays!)

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Mar 16
8pm
Preview
17
8pm
Preview
18
7pm
Opening
19
5pm
23
8pm
24
8pm
25
7pm
26
5pm
30
8pm
31
8pm
Apr 1
7pm
2
5pm
6
8pm
7
8pm
8
7pm
9
5pm
13
8pm
14
8pm
15
7pm
16
5pm

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