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Page Section: 2
Admission: Gen.$15, S/S $12
Times: 7:29pm, Thurs-Sat, 2pm on Sundays
Starts January 19, 2017
Occurs: Every 1 week(s) on: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ending on February 05, 2017.

Location: Old City Hall
1313 Market St, Redding, CA 96001

"Amadeus" explores the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, the court composer for the Emperor of Austria in the late eighteenth century. Jealous of Mozart’s genius and resentful of his own mediocrity, Salieri secretly rejects God and vows to destroy Mozart's career. Generally regarded as one of the greatest works of 20th Century dramatic literature, playwright Peter Shaffer became interested in the relationship between the two composers after learning about Mozart’s mysterious death. Although failing to find evidence that Salieri murdered Mozart, Shaffer admits, in an interview with Roland Gelatt, that “by then the cold eyes of Salieri were staring at me.... The conflict between virtuous mediocrity and feckless genius took hold of my imagination, and it would not leave me alone.” Critics have praised the play’s craftsmanship and its penetrating psychological study of the effects of success and failure and the search for spirituality.

Produced By: Nancy Dutton
Contact: Tracy Shoemaker-boxoffice

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