Zellerbach Work Sample

Julia Jackson, Ije Success, Juanita Harris, Brittany Nicole Sims & Brenda Miles in the CW musical, THE MUSEUM ANNEX, 2022 (photo: Robbie Sweeny)

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Mondragola by Gary Graves (2023)


Central Works’ world premiere #70: Rudy Guerrero (member AEA) performing in the final scene from the play.
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Things aren’t going so well for Niccolo Machiavelli.  He’s been in exile.  The man history will come to know as the author of The Prince, the infamous “Handbook for Tyrants,” has been 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!
Recorded by Lawrence Dillon