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Botticelli in the Fire

Hosted by the Consul of the Washington, D.C. Theater Group
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Took place 1 week 3 days ago
Fri 08 Jun 18:30 - 22:30

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BY JORDAN TANNAHILL
DIRECTED BY MARTI LYONS
APPROXIMATELY TWO HOURS AND FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH ONE INTERMISSION

Sandro Botticelli is devoted to beauty, sensuality, and pleasure. While painting The Birth of Venus, however, the limits of his dedication are put to the test by the arrival of a conservative priest leading a populist revolution in Lorenzo de' Medici’s Florence. When his full-throttle, decadent ways catch up to him, will the famed artist sacrifice his work… or the life of his young apprentice, Leonardo Da Vinci?

Botticelli in the Fire is an ambitious, modern story that sets the present political moment ablaze. The American premiere of this new work by Jordan Tannahill—“the hottest name in Canadian theatre” (Montreal Gazette)—will bring Woolly’s 38th season to a searing close.

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