Curtain Times: Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. - Sunday 2:00 p.m. matinee
Written by: Howard Brenton
Directed by: Barry Cavin
Tickets: $7.00 Tickets will go on sale March 21, 2014. Due to limited seating, please consider buying your tickets online prior to the show. Please click on "Tickets" listed above in order to be directed to our online ticket service. The Box Office is located in the Arts Complex and will be open one-hour prior to the start of each performance. You may pick up your pre-purchased tickets or purchase tickets at our Box Office.
This fascinating drama, staged to acclaim in London and New York, has in its cast of characters Lord Byron, Perce Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley and Clair Goodwin. The play is about radicalism artistic, political and more. Taking place in Italy, it concerns the characters' various ideas about radical politics and free love. Along the way, a number of serious questions are raised, not the least of which is why fervent radicals seem so often to be done in by their reprehensible characters. At the end of the play, Lord Byron attends the cremation of Shelley on the beach at Viareggio and delivers a stunning ovation over the pyre: "Burn him. Burn us all. A great big bloody beautiful fire."
"Radicalism, artistic defiance, an intellectual rage. These are the virtues celebrated in this extraordinary dream play which begins, as it ends, on a foreign shore." -- London Financial Times
"A phantasmagoric play . . . Brenton is celebrating the idea of the committed artist who seeks to stir and provoke sullen, defeated, bourgeois England. At the same time with clear eyed honesty, he shows how difficult it is to upset the moral order." -- London Guardian