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||THEATER 'Botticelli in the Fire' running Sept. 22-Nov. 5
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First Floor Theater is launching its 10th season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill's Botticelli in the Firedescribed as "a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society."
The production will run Sept. 22-Nov. 5 (including previews) at The Den's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The cast includes Neala Barron, Yuchi Chiu, Andrew Cutler, Christopher Meister, John Payne, Alex Benito Rodriguez and Jenece Upton.
Playboy Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks. He also has the earand the wifeof Lorenzo de Medici, as well as the Renaissance's hottest young apprentice, Leonardo Da Vinci. But while at work on his breakthrough commission, "The Birth of Venus," Botticelli's devotion to pleasure and beauty is put to the ultimate test. As the plague sweeps through the city, the charismatic friar Savonarola starts to stoke the fires of dissent against the liberal elite. Botticelli finds the life he knows breaking terrifyingly apart, forcing him to choose between love and survival.
Tickets are $10-$35 each; visit www.firstfloortheater.com .
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