SecondStory Rep to present 'Amadeus' from April 6-29
March 20, 2012 · 12:05 PM
From April 6-29, SecondStory Repertory at 16587 N.E. 74th St. in Redmond Town Center will present "Amadeus."
Shows will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays April 15, 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. There will be post-show talks with the cast and crew on April 15 and 22.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students, seniors, educators and military. There will also be a pay-what-you-can preview of the show on April 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.secondstoryrep.org or by calling (425) 881-6777 Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m.
Amadeus combines fiction and history to detail the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The play also focuses on Antonio Salieri, an older composer who, propelled by jealousy, plots the downfall of his rival, Mozart. The play explores the rivalry between Mozart and Salieri, the court composer for the emperor of Austria in the late 18th century. Jealous of Mozart's genius and resentful of his own mediocrity, Salieri secretly rejects God and vows to destroy his rival's career.
Winner of a Tony Award for Best Play, the Academy Award for Best Film and triumphant in recent revivals in the West End and on Broadway, this work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius.